Spaghetti with Fennel, Olives & Kale

Spaghetti with Fennel, Olives & Kale

My go to meal when I don’t particularly feel like cooking is always pasta.  Why?  Because they are quick, comforting, cheap and downright tasty.  For me the simpler the better.  This was no exception. Long, slippery strands of spaghetti were the vehicle for the...
Cauliflower & Speck Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower & Speck Mac & Cheese

I have never really been a huge fan of pasta bakes.  They tend to be too dry and the pasta is often overcooked.  Not so with this delicious and creamy Mac Cheese!  Smokey speck and earthy cauliflower take this old classic to new heights and the rosemary infused...
Prawn, Gin & Lemon Thyme Linguine

Prawn, Gin & Lemon Thyme Linguine

Are you like me and every time you go through Duty Free at the Airport you buy a 1 litre bottle of Gin or Vodka or some other spirit that you hardly drink?  I am a mainly Beer and Wine drinker so after these little jaunts through customs I have an abundance of spirits...
Creamy Prosciutto, Asparagus & Mushroom Linguine

Creamy Prosciutto, Asparagus & Mushroom Linguine

Nothing beats a hearty bowl of pasta and this one is no exception.  Crispy prosciutto, crunchy asparagus and earthy mushrooms take centre stage in this light but creamy family favourite! Prep time:  20 minutes            Cooking time:    20 minutes                $...
Pepperoni, Olive & Bocconcini Pizza

Pepperoni, Olive & Bocconcini Pizza

I will admit, I am generally a ‘cut corner’ kind of cook when it comes to dough, thinking it is just too hard and that I haven’t got time etc.  However, after recently acquiring a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer I have branched out and decided to...
Spicy Prawn & Scallop Spaghetti

Spicy Prawn & Scallop Spaghetti

I am always of the opinion that a little goes a long way and this emmalicious spaghetti is no exception!  Delectable scallops and prawns in a simple but spicy sauce take  this pasta dish to new heights but won’t stretch the purse strings.  Go...
Summer Spaghetti!

Summer Spaghetti!

I named this “Summer Spaghetti” because in my mind, that is what it is!  The flavours of summer……sweet, juicy tomatoes, wild rocket, lemon and goat’s cheese tossed through al dente` spaghetti with a few other little secret ingredients...
Roast Pumpkin, Bacon & Rocket Linguine with Pesto

Roast Pumpkin, Bacon & Rocket Linguine with Pesto

I am always looking for new ways with pasta as it is a weeknight staple at our house.  Why?  Because it is so damn yummy, lightning quick (generally) and seriously budget friendly and this was no exception.   Ok, this one may take a weeny bit longer because you have...
Penne Puttanesca with Tuna

Penne Puttanesca with Tuna

Traditionally “Puttanesca”  is made with capers, anchovies, olives and tomatoes but the addition of tinned tuna, a pinch of cinnamon and a fresh squeeze of lemon takes this already dazzling dish to new heights.  A cheap, cheerful addition to the midweek...
Porcini and Sage Bolognese

Porcini and Sage Bolognese

A pimped up version of the Italian classic, this divine rendition  has the unmistakable earthy flavour of dried porcini and the more subtle undertones of sage and bay.  Cooked nice and slow and even left for a few hours just to sit and infuse has put this on the list...