Ribollita – Italian peasant soup

Ribollita – Italian peasant soup

Oh baby it’s cold outside! This is a really hearty soup full of vegetables that is very tasty and satisfying. It’s typical Italian peasant food. Ribollita is a fantastic hearty meal ideal for winter. What you need olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 1 carrot...
Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce

This is classic Italian from a well known Italian restaurant that a friend of mine worked at. We have made it many, many times and is Matt’s favorite. It may seem unconventional but believe me it’s worth it. What you need 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons...
Creamy chicken lasagna

Creamy chicken lasagna

Lasagna has become one of my favorite dishes this winter and this is a really nice variation. You can add cream for a really rich sauce. (Good for 6 people) What you need Olive oil and butter for frying 750g cooked and sliced chicken breasts 1 onion diced 1 cup pasta...
Vegetable Ricotta lasagna

Vegetable Ricotta lasagna

This recipe came from what was in the fridge at the time and turned out to be really wonderful. The balsamic vinegar on the tomatoes leaves you with a fanatastic sweetness in your mouth. What you need Cherry tomatoes halved Spinach chopped, blanched and the water...
Creamy bacon penne

Creamy bacon penne

This is a rich and sticky pasta sauce with smoky bacon and plenty of parmesan. This is such a simple yet rich pasta recipe you will want to print it and keep it for the future. It’s not a pasta recipe for weight watchers but OH so good. You may also like the...
Rich Italian pasta soup

Rich Italian pasta soup

This is one of those hearty feel good soup recipes that is full of vitamins and minerals and can be eaten as a meal on its own. To make fun for the kids you can use alphabet noodles. This pasta soup has a really rich and homely flavour.. it has become one of my all...
Creamy smoked salmon fettuccine

Creamy smoked salmon fettuccine

This is a very quick and easy recipe that will have your guests coming back again and again. What you need 150g smoked salmon shredded by hand Cooked Fettuccine for 4 1/2 small onion finely grated 2 tablespoons butter 250ml cream Black pepper Palm of fresh basil...
Butternut penne

Butternut penne

It’s healthy, delicious and homely. What you need medium butternut cubed salt and pepper 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 tablespoon butter 100ml stock/chicken or vegetable 1/2 cup crumbled feta Cooked penne The process Place the butternut cubes in a roasting pan,...
Creamy tuna and mushroom pasta

Creamy tuna and mushroom pasta

This is another really quick pasta sauce using tinned tuna which everyone has in their cupboard and makes a really hearty, tasty pasta. Serve it with a side salad and you have a meal that is really delicious. (serves 4-6 people) What you need 450g tinned tuna 1 large...

Matriciana pasta sauce

Tomatoes, chilli and bacon, you just can’t go wrong. This is a failsafe for unexpected guests or late night meals that takes just a few minutes. What you need 1 onion finely chopped ½ packet bacon thinly sliced 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes 1 chopped red chilli Olive...