You’ve heard Lucy’s excuse. Mine is that I was in Thailand for two weeks (which I will post about later, I promise), but I also got food poisoning, which, although it was not from my kitchen, wasn’t putting me in the mood to cook. But I’m all healed up now, and I’m also quite hungry. So let’s dig in to some comfort food!
It is possible that there is a pasta recipe out there with a higher fat content than this one. But I have to say, I kind of doubt it. Ironically, I make it with whole grain pasta, as if that will actually make it ok. The good thing about it, however, is that it’s so rich and filling it’s pretty impossible to eat a ton of it, so it has a built-in mechanism for saving you from yourself.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you’re not going to eat the leftovers.
Doug’s Mum first made this dish for us a few years ago and it quickly became our go-to meal when we can’t be bothered to cook, or more accurately when I can’t be bothered to cook, and want Doug to do it for me. This takes almost no time to cook, about as long as it takes to cook pasta and tastes spicy, creamy and fresh all at once. Continue Reading
Yes it’s another pasta dish. And yes I know that you are starting to get fed up with pasta. You’ve had it too many times and you are frankly bored of bolognaise (although wait till I share my bolognaise recipe with you, carefully developed over years by someone who wasn’t me). Anyway this is a creamy delicious pasta dish that isn’t actually as bad for you as you would imagine. It also features smoked salmon which is one of my greatest pleasures in life.
We all know how weeknights can go: you’ve had a long day at work, you’d love a comforting home-cooked meal, but then you realize that you’re the one who’d have to cook it, and you call a pizza place instead. Well, here’s your new replacement. It’s almost as easy as making a pasta with sauce from a jar, but tastes a lot better, and still more or less counts as homemade. It’s based on this recipe, from Real Simple Magazine.
Buy a roast chicken.
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