I love pesto and basil remains my favourite herb/vegetable base. However, I’m not too strict when it comes to nuts. This recipe for pistachio pesto pasta pairs fragrant basil with sweet pistachios for a delicious alternative to classic pesto. This recipe is vegetarian. It can be made gluten-free and/or low-carb depending on the pasta or…Continue reading Recipe: Pistachio pesto pasta
Pasta alla trapanese is a traditional pasta from Sicily that I had never made nor tried before. I decided to make a version of it to pair it with Barilla chickpea casarecce, which is typical in the same region. Of course, you can use any kind of dried pasta. Check my article Which pasta is…Continue reading Recipe: Pasta alla trapanese
Even though I don’t eat much pasta these days, pasta puttanesca is still one of my favourites when I partake in carb loading. The key ingredients (anchovies, tomatoes and olives) dial up the umami level of the sauce, making it impossible to resist. I used Barilla red lentil penne but you can use any pasta…Continue reading Recipe: Pasta puttanesca
Pasta (or noodles) is a staple in many traditional cuisines. Although the most common types of pasta are made with wheat flour, it can be made with alternative ingredients to suit dietary requirements. Read on to find out: which pasta is better? Ingredients Grains The common varieties of pasta that we associate with Italian cuisine…Continue reading Which pasta is better?
The well-known Italian pasta brand recently launched the Barilla legume pasta range. Similarly to other products in the market, their range is made with 100% legume flour, making it gluten-free and high fibre. Barilla legume pasta The range includes chickpea casarecce (rustic twisted shapes), red lentil penne (tubes) and red lentil rotini (spirals). I have…Continue reading Product review: Barilla legume pasta
This is a revised version of the tallarines verdes recipe I posted several years ago. What’s the difference? This recipe is closer to my aunties’ recipe and features gluten-free pasta. Like tallarines blancos, this dish was in rotation at my aunties’. The difference is that for a long period of time I didn’t like the…Continue reading Recipe: Tallarines verdes (Peruvian pesto pasta)
This is one of the dishes that were in rotation at my aunties’ but I never got sick of it. In fact, it was one of my favourites. Sadly, I never got the original recipe from auntie Sumi. This is my best attempt to approximate the dish using my taste memory and the current family…Continue reading Recipe: Tallarines blancos con atún (pasta with white sauce and tuna)