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Ingredient of the Week: Pasta

Ingredient of the Week: Pasta

Pasta is an Italian speciality. It is something, for some reason, I didn’t like eating as a child, but now I love it. It is typically made from wheat flour and water or egg, but these days you can get several other varieties including red 

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 

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 

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