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succulento caprese pasta salad


caprese pasta salad

A brilliant dose of colors on your plate brings life to your dish and health to your life! Original caprese salad was made to resemble the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. Caprese pasta salad is deep in colors and flavors!

Basil is a highly fragrant plant, it has become one of the most recognizable herbs ever since pesto.
Cherry tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to their antioxidant benefits. Intake of tomatoes has long been linked to heart health. And who doesn’t fall in love with buffalo mozzarella, that soft, delicate cheese of southern Italy.

caprese pasta salad

To make this salad you need: (4 persons)

  • 500g spaghetti cooked as per the pack instructions
  • pesto sauce (click to get redirected to the recipe)
  • 200 g cherry tomato cut in half
  • 350g buffalo mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic oil/ chilli oil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients and serve it as entree or main dish

caprese pasta salad

One of my favorite cuisine and my comfort zone in cooking! I always had a leaning towards italian food! I confess i am a pasta and pizzaholic.

caprese pasta saladcaprese pasta salad

 

When the craving arises for a luscious creamy shrimp tagliatelle


Everyone needs a delicious pasta recipe, served in less than 30 minutes, and this shrimp tagliatelle is sure to be a favorite!

For this lovely treat (serving 4 people) you will need:

  • 500g fettucine
  • 800g shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese for garnish

creamy shrimp tagliatlle

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente (as per packet instructions).

Meantime grill the prawns and set aside.

In a non stick skillet, combine milk, cream, flour and cook on a medium high until it starts to get thick then bring heat to low, add the butter and garlic powder. Keep stirring until viscous.

Toss in the shrimps and allow to simmer for 3 minutes before pouring over the pasta.

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

Shaving over a little parmesan before serving, goes really well with it.

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

creamy shrimp tagliatelle

There’s nothing quite so wonderful as the richness of a hearty, creamy pasta dish. Bon appetit!

ooey gooey goodness! mac n cheese


mac n cheese

Indulge in my favorite comfort food, the creamy gooey mac n cheese. Super rich, you can’t get enough of it, but prepare yourself for 2 days fasting after that 🙂

mac n cheese

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Saying it’s the best mac n cheese, has no exaggeration! Try my no fail recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 400g elbow macaroni
  • 500ml milk
  • 250 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 150g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 150g shredded mozarella
  • 150g shredded gruyere
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a dash of nutmeg (optional)

Cook the pasta 3 minutes less than the written directions. Different brands of macaroni cook at different rates; be sure to read the instructions. You don’t want it mushy, it will absorb from the milk and cream in the oven.

In a pot combine milk, cream, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg and flower and then bring it to heat, this way you don’t get lumps.

Whisk it until they start to get viscous then add the butter to melt. Remove the pot from the heat and add the cheese.

Set the cheese sauce aside for 6-7 minutes then add the macaroni.

Heat the oven to 350ºC.

Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Scatter breadcrumbs over the top. Bake until browned, about 25 minutes.

It serves 4 people for main dish and 8 for a side one. You can easily cut in half the ingredients. But trust me you don’t want to. Thinking of leftovers for dinner or next day lunch will make you feel better.

mac n cheese

A small tip: you can choose any cheese you like, but make sure you always put gruyere or sharp cheddar for a deep flavor.

mac n cheese

Bon appetit!

 

 

orzo, spinach and chicken salad


orzo, chicken and spinach saladCraving a dinner that is delicious, nutritious, and simple to make?

This salad is a full meal. It contains all the nutrients you need at one time.

The first time i tried this salad was in an italian restaurant. I loved it and decided to do it at home, and the result came tastier!

Ingredients (for 4 people)

  • orzo pasta 500g
  • grilled chicken breast 400g
  • fresh spinach 350g (chopped)
  • feta cheese 80g (cut in small cubes)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (cut in medium cubes)
  • olives 50g
  • roasted pine seeds (a handful)

Dressing: lemon and olive oil

Why lemon? because there’s a compound in spinach called oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium and iron. An easy way to solve this problem is to pair spinach with a food high in vitamin C.

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linguine alla scampi


The season of lent began today. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Some people abstain from eating meat (but salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and shellfish are permitted), so I will be posting some yummy meals to help.

linguini alla scampi

Linguine alla scampi is a 30 mns preparation meal and it’s so delicious

Ingredients: (for 2 people)

  • 350g shrimps
  • 250g linguine n11
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 garlic clove
  • chopped coriander
  • salt
  • chilli oil
  • garlic oil

Method:

–       boil the shrimps, peel and devein them

–        in a pan put together the chopped tomatoes, crushed garlic and coriander for 5 minutes and add the shrimps, chilli oil , garlic oil and salt for another 5 mins. And your mix is ready to pour on the linguine.