November 18, 2018

Giving you More for Meatless Monday

Posted on October 29, 2018 by in easy cooking, easy cooking recipes, easy recipes, eggs, events, pasta, recipe book, sa bloggers, spices and sauces, vegetables, vegetarian

Easy Mushroom Ramen

Meatless Monday: it’s one of my favourite days, and some of my favourite recipes of Nina’s are in fact, meatless. But, before we get into the swing of things, I think I should open with a disclaimer and introduce myself. Hi to all of Nina’s regular readers, my name is ‘Q the Intern’ and I […]

Traditional Bolognese Sauce – The real deal

Posted on October 16, 2018 by in beef, pasta

Traditional Bolognese Sauce

A traditional Bolognese Sauce is so much simpler than you thought it could ever be. A traditional Bolognese Sauce has none of the ingredients that you thought it would have. The secret or the success lies in the cooking time and the types of meat that you use. Obviously we are going to use a […]

Baked Ravioli with Goats Cheese

Posted on October 3, 2018 by in pasta

Baked Ravioli

Baked Ravioli in a rich tomato sauce, topped with cheese and baked to perfection. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Baked ravioli is just normal ravioli,  but baked to give a crusty edge and melted cheese. In other words, classic Italian, just perfected. I saw this recipe on Di from Bibby’s Kitchen Instagram […]

Pesto Salami Goats Cheese Pasta

Posted on April 22, 2018 by in cheese, pasta

Pesto Salami and Goats Cheese pasta

This Pesto Salami Goats Cheese Pasta is one of those last minutes throw-together meals that just worked. Pesto Salami Goats Cheese Pasta sounds like a mouthful and it is exactly that…. a mouthful. Bold flavors, pesto, salami, goats cheese, yet they seem so happy to all be together in this dish. We often speak about […]

Creamy Roasted Chicken Tagliatelle with Butternut

Posted on August 22, 2017 by in pasta

Creamy Roasted Chicken Tagliatelle

This Creamy Roasted Chicken Tagliatelle with Butternut came as a result to my recent visit to Oudtshoorn. Creamy Roasted Chicken Tagliatelle sounds fantastic.  I could picture myself face-planting into a big bowl full of this deliciousness after a hard and challenging day in the kitchen. Ok, you are confused, let me start at the beginning. […]

Macaroni Cheese evolved into Samp-a-roni and cheese.

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in pasta

macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a comfort food, whether you are English, Italian or American. Macaroni  Cheese is a British invention, I know it is disputable, because pasta after all is an Italian invention. Let’s just give credit where it is due, shall we? A casserole made with cheese and pasta,known as “makerouns” was recorded in the famous […]

Pasta Puttanesca is possibly the quickest tastiest pasta dish you will ever make.

Posted on April 18, 2016 by in pasta, vegetarian

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make. (Well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker) It is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish, dated back to the mid-20th century. I am not sure how this recipe is linked to prostitution, […]

Homemade Pasta – Yes, you can do it!

Posted on September 11, 2015 by in pasta

homemade pasta

Homemade Pasta is without a doubt my favorite thing to make. If Baking Bread is my therapy, then making my own pasta is self-indulgence. There is just something so magical about 1 egg and flour, gently converted into your own homemade pasta. After all that is in essence what pasta is, egg and flour. We […]

Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Posted on July 22, 2015 by in pasta, rsg

Blue Cheese Gnocchi

Blue Cheese Gnocchi, oh my gosh it is indulgence in a bowl, I promise! Blue Cheese gnocchi is incredibly rich and I always eat way more than I should, but I have no will power when I see this on a menu. It is so rich and decadent so little goes a long way when […]

Gnocchi with meatballs and a creamy tomato sauce!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by in beef, pasta

Gnocchi

Gnocchi, soft dough dumplings made with either potato, semolina or ordinary flour.  It is mixed with eggs and cheese, preferably a hard cheese such as Parmesan or Peccorino! Gnocchi surely must be the ultimate comfort food to any full-blooded Italian. The last couple of weeks I literally had visions of these little dumplings cooking in […]