Pasta with Bolognese sauce

Pasta with Bolognese sauce

I bet almost everyone’s had Spaghetti Bolognese or some sort of pasta topped with the famous Bolognese sauce but I’ve actually met people that don’t absolutely love it. Someone must be making it completely wrong then. Here’s an easy recipe for a great tasting Bolognese. Traditionally served with Spaghetti, we used Penne for ours though. Ingredients: About half a Kilo of beef mince (I’ve started using Kangaroo mince as its [...]

Penne with shrimp, smoked mussels & sundried tomatoes

Penne with shrimp, smoked mussels & sundried tomatoes

I’m always going to be happier eating fresh food rather than tinned. Sometimes though, you need a quick and easy solution for lunch and you don’t have anything fresh available. So what should you do? Eat a greasy takeout? No, you can still enjoy a tasty healthy pasta. Just look in the freezer for that bag of shrimp you almost forgot you had and find a tin of smoked mussels, [...]

Fettuccine with Red Pepper Tomato & Chilli

Fettuccine with Red Pepper Tomato & Chilli

Ingredients: 4 Big Ripe Red Peppers (pick the most red ones you can find, the more ripe the sweeter they’ll be) About 5 Big Ripe Roma Tomotoes (if you use fresh Tomatoes that are not red and ripe, you’re wasting your time, you can also use a few tins of canned whole peeled tomatoes as a substitute ) 2 or 3 Red Chillis Fresh or dried Oregano 500g of Fettuccine [...]

Anchovy and Chilli Pasta

Anchovy and Chilli Pasta

  Ingredients: Anchovies (about 3 or 4, they are really strong flavoured so don’t overdo it) Chilli (about 1 to 3 large ones, depending on your preference) Garlic Cloves (3 or 4) 1 Red Onion Olive Oil Method: Fry up finely chopped onion on a low heat until it starts to caramelise, add finely chopped garlic, chilli and anchovies. Keep stirring until the Anchovies disappear in the pan. At the [...]

Rigatoni with Macadamia Nut Pesto

Rigatoni with Macadamia Nut Pesto

This should be a strong flavoured rich sauce, which is then mixed well together with a Pasta of choice, but not in excess. Rigatoni or Penne work well with Pesto. This is an alternative to the traditional Pesto. Usually it’s made with Pine Nuts instead of Macadamias like we have used. Ingredients: Fresh Basil Leaves (about 4 cups) Raw Macadamia Nuts (about 1 cup) Parmesan Cheese (1 to 2 cups) A [...]

Vermicelli with smoked salmon & Brussel sprouts

Vermicelli with smoked salmon & Brussel sprouts

  Vermicelli is so quick to prepare and goes well with light sauces and Asian flavors like Soy sauce and Bok choy. It’s good with stir fried dishes for a change from rice. Ingredients: Fresh Brussel sprouts As much smoked salmon as you like but a 100 to 200 grams should be good for this meal. Salmon is expensive but said to be extremely healthy and full of the right [...]

Pasta with Roast Pumpkin & Red Pepper

Pasta with Roast Pumpkin & Red Pepper

  You could use any pasta type for this dish, we just used Spaghettini for ours but a freshly homemade Fettuccine would work well too. Ingredients: Pumkin or Butternut Red Peppers Garlic Cloves Olive Oil Salt, pepper Basil Fresh  Method: Chop up the pumkin (remove the skin), drizzle with Olive Oil and salt it then roast it in the oven at about 200C until it’s really soft. Do the same [...]

Spaghetti with Squid & Onion

Spaghetti with Squid & Onion

  Here’s a really fast and simple dish to prepare, it’s healthy and tasty too. Ingredients: a few hundred grams of Squid or Calamari (fresh is always best) Onion Salt, pepper Chili Lemon Olive Oil Method: You can prepare this whole meal in under 15 mins if you time it right. Start with boiling water for your pasta, I use a kettle then add to a pan on the stove [...]

Spaghetti with Kangaroo Meatballs

Spaghetti with Kangaroo Meatballs

This is an Australian twist to a traditional pasta. In Australia Kangaroo meat is found all over the place, the good points are that it is lower in fat than Beef. It’s almost 97% fat free but has a similar texture and strong meaty flavour.  I also like to think that Kangaroos have a better life before they are killed for meat production supply. I still have to confirm this [...]

Vegetable and Risoni Bake

Vegetable and Risoni Bake

Nutrition Protein: 11g Carbs: 40g Fat: 7g Calories: 1245kj Ingredients: 1x Zucchini, thinly sliced 250g punnet cherry tomatoes 200g Butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 5mm-thick wedges 2 cups Risoni pasta 2 cups Reduced-salt vegetable stock 1/2 cup White wine 3/4 cup Frozen peas 2 Tbsp Basil pesto 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Place zucchini, tomatoes, pumpkin, risoni, stock and wine into a saucepan. Bring to [...]