This recipe for carbonara contains no cream, I don't think it is needed. I ate this in a little restaurant in Rome and have finally succeeded in creating my own version. I hope you like it.
Makes a tasty sauce that's great over spaghetti or linguine. Be sure to have crusty bread on hand to soak up every last drop!
This quick main dish can be served hot or cool. The pasta is topped with feta cheese, which has a fresh, salty flavour that goes well with pancetta, the Italian bacon, chickpeas and tomato in the sauce. For best results, use a tubular or thick pasta shape that will complement the chunky sauce.
This is a traditional Ligurian dish that is usually made with potatoes, green beans and baby broad beans. Here, broccoli and courgettes boost the green vegetable content. The pesto sauce used to dress the pasta and vegetables is lighter than most, but still packs a wonderful flavoursome punch.
An Italian classic, traditional semolina gnocchi is served with generous amounts of cheese and butter. This healthier but equally delicious version is made with just a little butter, cheese and olive oil and flavoured with cinnamon and sage. Served with lightly cooked spinach and peas, this makes a great family meal.
This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings to suit every taste. It is lower in fat and salt than ready-made pizzas, yet has just as much flavour. Don't be put off by the long ingredients list, it is easy and fun to make. Serve with a big green salad.
Aubergine slices are the ideal filling for this superb vegetarian lasagne, which can be made a day in advance.
Choose vegetables at their peak of freshness for this light pasta dish, which uses lemon, tarragon and garlic to bring out their delicate flavours.
Lentils add extra flavour and texture to this Italian-style mushroom risotto. Serve with roast or grilled vegetables, such as peppers and courgettes, or a mixed salad, for a satisfying lunch.
Of the hundreds of ways to dress linguine, this quick and easy sauce is bound to become the most requested in your house. It bursts with fresh-from-the-garden flavour.
For a super-fast and delicious change from pasta, cook gnocchi – little Italian potato or semolina dumplings. Toss them in a fresh tomato sauce with some Mediterranean herbs, and top with nuts and Parmesan cheese. Delicious!
Save money by making this simple, versatile egg pasta. You won't want to return to the packaged brands after tasting your own homemade version!
There are few dishes as classic and easy as spaghetti with tomato sauce. Try this lovely version with a little added green from parsley and peppers in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak.
Add colour, flavour and nutrition to regular risotto with a few green veggies for an easy weeknight meal.
An easy recipe and simple to double or triple, depending on amount needed. Hope you enjoy!
The word Barbeque makes most vegetarians cringe - and quite rightly - an unadulterated meat feast is not where they feel comfortable. Win the heart of a vegetarian by making a little effort to wow them with this recipe.
Brill quick and easy pizza recipe, just like a mama used to make!great for kids to make, as I used to when I was little! Great fun...but not for mummy cleaning up afterwards! Makes a 9 - 10 in pizza or about 5 mini ones
A delicious and fresh tasting pasta sauce. The fresh basil added at the end is essential. This sauce can be left chunky (which I prefer) or blended in a food processor to a smooth sauce. Serve over pasta with plenty of Parmesan cheese.
I was eager to concoct a suitable meal for guests on my student budget by utilizing ingredients already in my apartment. With one vegetarian on our guest list, I aimed for veggie-friendly, economical yet still rich and satisfying. I served this with sun-dried tomato bread and not a morsel remained--very filling AND loaded with vitamins!
Wash, peel and de-seed the tomatoes - I found using a regular peeler did not work too well, I used a perforated edged knife to peel and de-seed.