Posts tagged Pasta

spirulinepasta

The great seaweed – Spirulina tagliatelle with vegetables, shiitake, shrimps and sea spaghetti

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Tagliatelles à la spiruline aux légumes, shiitake, spaghetti de mer et crevettes I have been quite excited today, I managed to prepare this colorful pasta dish and my parents really liked it. I was not expecting such a reaction from two traditional Italians eating a pasta dish that has nothing to [...]
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A different kind of pesto from Sicily – Homemade spinach tagliatelle with pesto alla trapanese

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Un altro tipo di pesto Siciliano – Linguine agli spinaci con pesto alla trapanese You can really tell someone is Italian by the quantity of pasta they eat…my family eats pasta almost every day…unlike me…I eat it once in a while, which can be a good reason to question my Italian nationality, let’s [...]
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Do you know how to play the guitar? – Farro Spaghetti “alla chitarra” with vegetable ragù and ricotta

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Sai suonare la chitarra? – Spaghetti di farro alla chitarra con salsa all’ortolana e ricotta I am going back to my roots with this dish. Once in a while, it feels good to go back to old and traditional ways of cooking even if it it can be time consuming. Cooking being therapeutic for me (like for [...]
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Another way to cook pasta – Pasta "risottata" with fava beans, zucchini and cherry tomatoes

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Un’altro modo per cucinare la pasta – Pasta risottata con fave, zucchine e pomodorini After this weekend ordeal, I needed to eat something to soothe my mind…Pasta especially pasta in bianco (with burro e parmigiano, butter and parmesan) is a dish that always remind me of when I was a child and [...]
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Pink girlie gnocchi – Red beet gnocchi with artichokes, goat cheese and chives

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I gnocchi rosa da donna – Gnocchi rosa con rape rosse, carciofi, caprino ed erba cipollina I love to play with pasta colors, and I love colorful food, so today everything is pink. Don’t you like pink? I love to wear pink and eat it too! pink, pink, pink and more pink! such a calming and happy [...]
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More pesto stories – Penne with broccoli rabe-almond pesto and shrimps

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Storie di pesto – Penne con pesto alle cime di rapa e gamberi Lately, I have been too busy and hundred things to take care of, which in my world means no sleep and no time for anything including cooking and of course, deep under eye circles. Those cernes how we call them in French make me look [...]
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Surprise, surprise!!! – Farfalline "haute couture" with shrimps, scallops and leek sauce

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Che sorpresa! – Farfalline “Hautes Couture” con gamberi, capesante e crema ai porri I finally received my mom’s package, it only took six days which is really not much. I was expecting it and was wondering if they would open it at the customs but it arrived intact. I was not sure of what she put [...]
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Let's squish the cauliflower – Wholewheat fettuccine with cauliflower, saffron and pecorino

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Abbiamo schiacciato il cavolfiore – Fettuccine integrali con cavolfiore, zafferano e pecorino Something funny happened to me today that has nothing to do with food. I am looking to buy a new car, but not really new more like second hand since I gave my Golf away. So the guy I went to meet who was [...]
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The poor soup – Passatelli revisited with chards and carrots

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La povera zuppa – Passatelli in brodo vegetale con bietole e carote I had a conversation with my mom this morning, she told me she made passatelli, suddenly I got the irresistible urge to make them too. When I lived at home, I was never a fan of them, probably because that soup was served way too [...]
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The naked ravioli – Malfatti “gratinés” in a spicy tomato sauce

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I ravioli nudi – Malfatti gratinati con salsina di pomodoro After this Thanksgiving celebration, it’s good to go back to a healthier kind of cuisine. The turkey ended up so dry, due to a guest arriving over an hour late, and my new oven with circular heat that cooks three times faster than [...]
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