ROAST PUMPKIN SPAGHETTI

It might technically be spring but seeing as Melbourne likes to play fast and loose with sticking to the seasons, so will I. My first week back on pasta and here I am with this flavour bomb of a bowl of deliciousness.

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SKILLET LASAGNE WITH RICOTTA AND GREENS

This dish was a happy accident. I made a kale and lemon pappardelle, and then accidentally left the pan on with the leftovers in it. The pasta got all golden and crispy on the bottom, as did he make and the Parmesan melted through it and it was BETTER. A few other changes later and we have the beautiful, wholesome and easy to make skillet ‘lasange’.

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SIMPLE VEGAN CREAMY MUSHROOM FETTUCINI

A creamy mushroom pasta is like eating a big warm hug. It’s so comforting and rich and delicious. But it often makes me feel a bit sick if I have the actual creamy version. This vegan version contains no dairy at all, and still has that creamy texture and intense mushroom flavour you’re looking for. It can also be ready oh so quickly.

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PRAWN PASTA WITH CHILLI AND BLISTERED CHERRY TOMATOES

       This is date night pasta. Whether that date is with yourself, a mate or your significant other. The kind of dish that’s impressive but very little effort so you’ll look like a whizz without getting yourself in a state. If tomatoes are in season it is beautiful with roasted Roma tomatoes stirred through, if not then just use a good quality passata. Or alternatively cherry tomatoes, halved and thrown in a pan with a little smashed garlic, chilli, oil and parsley and cooked until blistered is also great (I also make them a bit saucier (in all meanings of the word) by adding a little reserved cooking water from the pasta to loosen the tomatoes into a sauce when I do this.

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ROAST CAPSICUM LINGUINI WITH PECORINO AND ROCKET

 
This is such a great dish because you can make the sauce in advance and just heat it up when you’re ready to use it. Roasting the capsicum does take a little extra time but it adds so much flavour so it’s totally worth it. Plus a lot of this recipe can be made in the food processor/blender – yay for basic technology!
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ZUCCHINI PAPPARDELLE WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE (FRUCTOSE FRIENDLY)

One day I’m eating like a vegan and the next it’s time for some meat. I basically like to eat everything. I also love that bolognese is such a good vehicle for getting some extra vegetables into a pasta dish. This rendition takes it one step further and uses ribbons of zucchini instead of pasta. Thus, it’s a low carb meal full of vegetables and lean protein – win!

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GARLIC AND LEMON LINGUINI WITH BLISTERED CHERRY TOMATOES AND BASIL

This is such a simple dish but so delicious that I had to share the recipe with you. The perfect summer food thanks to the cherry tomatoes and fresh basil – and the fact you won’t need the oven on!

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SALMON, FENNEL AND PEA PASTA

Salmon and Fennel pasta     This pasta. This pasta is everything. Soft, gently cooked, flakes of salmon tossed with al dente orecchiette that scoops up the peas and herbs. Plus, the fennel and lemon are the perfect thing to compliment salmon. This pasta is light and flavoursome. Fresh spring flavours in a bowl.

 

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FETTUCCINE WITH BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND HAZELNUTS IN A CREAMY SAUCE

Fettucine with brussel sprouts and hazelnuts 4

 

This pasta is creamy without being heavy and filled with garlicky caramelised brussel sprouts. The crunchy toasted hazelnuts add texture and nutty flavour that works really well with those sprouts.

 

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ZUCCHINI, CHILLI AND GARLIC PASTA WITH BROAD BEANS AND LEMON

ZUCCHINI, CHILLI AND GARLIC PASTA WITH BROAD BEANS AND LEMON 2     This might just be my new favourite pasta dish of the season. It’s so quick and easy and the flavours are amazing.

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