Category Archives: Italian

Roasted Garlic and Arugula Pesto

Pesto–the nectar of the gods. I can’t get enough of this stuff. I learned to make pesto using the classic basil recipe but I also like to experiment with other greens like chives and most commonly, arugala (rocket) lettuce. It’s … Continue reading

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Burnt Courgette Risotto with Basil Oil

Risotto is a serious guilty pleasure. It’s not exactly the type of food you want to eat if you’re terribly concerned about your waistline. Not every day at least. So I try to keep my risotto consumption down to every … Continue reading

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Tangy Red Almond Pesto

Who doesn’t love a good pesto? I normally opt for the green basil, parm, pine nut and lemon zest pesto–often swapping the basil for chives or arugula. So yummy! But the other night I got inspired to try a new … Continue reading

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Tomato, Cucumber, Quinoa and Toasted Crouton Salad

A wonderful and filling salad that works great as a side dish with fish or meat or can even be eaten on its own for a yummy lunch! What you’ll need: About half a large cucumber cut into chunks (or … Continue reading

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Basically, just a Really Good Tomato Sauce. (And Yummy Salad)

Sometimes I have a proper craving for a simple pasta with a sweet delicious tomato sauce. This time I made a huge batch and kept it in the fridge in a big mason jar and enjoyed it for days! This … Continue reading

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Green Apple, Fresh Mozzarella and Pine Nut Salad!

It’s so much fun to get creative with salads, and it’s a really good way to use up things leftover in your fridge before they go bad. I made a risotto last night and as much as I LOVE risotto … Continue reading

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How to Fake it as a Dessert Chef!

Desserts aren’t really my thing. I mean I love to eat them but I can’t really be bothered to bake or make treats, aside from the occasional batch of chocolate chip cookies or something. But England bloody¬†LOVES their desserts! Just … Continue reading

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