All posts filed under: Pasta

Blue Cheese Orecchiette with Toasted Walnuts

When I asked on socials recently what people were looking for when it comes to vegetarian recipes, I was overwhelmed with requests along the lines of ‘anything that isn’t another f*cking pasta dish’. Fair. I know it’s easy to over-carb when you’re eating a mostly veggie diet and I know that’s something people prefer to be mindful of. I promise I’m listening (this halloumi with white beans, red pepper + tomatoes is a shining recent example) but there’s no denying the fact that what I’m probably best at is comfort carbs, I just can’t switch it off. Pasta is, to me, the only true superfood. The water it’s cooked in is the secret ingredient to literally all of it’s sauces. It’s conducive to genuine start to finish 15 minute meals. It’s cheap. It makes you feel nice. Honestly, lean in to having pasta a few nights a week. It’s October and it’s what you deserve, hun. P.S – yes, I did have to spellcheck orecchiette literally every time I typed it out for this post. …

Creamy Vegan Cheese and Kale Linguine

Vegan Cheese and Kale Linguine

Much like literally all good pasta sauces ever, this one leans heavily on being brought together by the liquid gold that is reserved pasta water. I’ve eaten this in a few different forms about five times over the past couple of weeks, alternating vegetables depending on what’s in the fridge. Ingredients come from cupboard to plate in about 15 minutes at an absolute maximum, let this be a permanent weeknight staple if you happen to be inclined towards vegan eating. Serves 1: 75-100 linguine (or spaghetti, or.. whatever pasta you happen to feel like making today) 1 big handful kale leaves 1/3 block vegan cheddar, grated (both Violife and ASDA cheddar alternative are decent) 2 tbsps nutritional yeast  1 tbsp vegan spread (pure soya is my go-to of late) pinch of mustard powder or tsp actual mustard if you have it plenty of salt and pepper, to taste Put the pasta and kale into a saucepan, cover with boiling water, season with salt, and cook according to pasta packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving at least …

Hot Pickle Pasta

I’m not expecting to get everyone on board with this one. I’ve had big doubts as to whether I should even be posting it. However, the point of this food blog has always been to talk about what I’m eating in my kitchen and, like it or not, I’m eating a lot of this right now. The ‘this’ that I am referring to is a pasta dish with crunchy pickles, spicy jalapenos and a creamy cheese sauce. My darling friend and person I run many an idea by, Rosie, said she could not get down with the tangy/creamy thing. A few people on the social medias have said they could potentially be on board, and Tom and me are already big fans. On balance, I figured it was worth putting out there. Even at the risk of angering a solid 75% of my readers. If any of my Italian foodie friends are reading this, I can only apologise. I do of course understand that this is probably a bastardisation of your beloved pasta, but the …