Keyword: Pasta

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

Chestnut Pesto Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

This is a homemade pesto with a difference. Great for that festive time of the year if you have any chestnuts that need using. If you don’t have chestnuts then the classic pine nuts would work just as well. I served mine with some venison 

Bacon, Mushroom & Chard Pasta

Bacon, Mushroom & Chard Pasta

This is the first time i’ve ever cooked and eaten chard. The leaves are very much like spinach and the stems remind me of celery. They are very different and so require different lengths of cooking time. It is very nutritious and suits a simple 

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

Roast Chicken & Vegetable Pasta

I do enjoy a big bowl of roasted vegetables, especially when the edges have started to caramelise and go crispy. It just intensifies the flavour and the varying textures keep it interesting. This recipe works with most vegetables and most protein sources. It is incredibly 

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

This recipe was inspired by one for minestrone soup. Ministrone is a traditional Italian soup, consisting of a mix of seasonal vegetables, cooked in a light stock, with some sort of carbohydrate based food, preferably pasta. Potato or rice could be used instead, to bulk it 

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

Sausage & Broccoli Pasta

I’ve recently discovered pasta made from red lentils or chickpeas instead of your usual wheat. They are gluten-free and also higher in protein and fibre, which make them a good healthy choice. If cooked correctly, they also I believe taste amazing, more like the same 

Smoked Salmon Pasta Primavera

Smoked Salmon Pasta Primavera

A true pasta primavera is a meat free dish originating from America. It is typically packed full of fresh spring green vegetables in a creamy sauce. My interpretation adds salmon, but keeps the vegetable content high, and I achieve the creamy sauce without using cream 

Bacon & Cauliflower Pasta

Bacon & Cauliflower Pasta

This recipe involves a few more steps and washing up than my usual recipes, but it is simply yummy and although seems a little more complicated, actually very quick to make. It also has the added benefit of being healthy and delicious, but with a 

Mediterranean Fish Pasta

Mediterranean Fish Pasta

For this recipe I used hake, a white fish common in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese cuisine. I first came across it when on my first training camp in Majorca. Each night once we had finished dinner, the waiter would come round and ask us what 

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Simple Pasta Bolognese

Bolognese is a meal that is so comforting. It makes me think of home, feel relaxed and safe. When I get to choose what meal I eat the night before a race, or even if I’m racing late in the evening then for my lunch