Pasta and Rice

Three cheese spinach and mushroom lasagne

Spinach mushroom lasagna

The meat-free month has commenced. I’m going forth full of both nervous anticipation and a tiny little bit of fear. What will become of me? Will I start wearing socks with sandals and hugging trees? Most likely┬ánot, but I am…
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Sesame peanut noodles

Sesame peanut noodles

My love for peanut butter knows no bounds, and if I can incorporate into my main meal, joy all around. Theres quite a few ingredients in this dish but don’t let that put you off – it can be thrown…
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Jumbo gnocchi

Jumbo gnocchi

I’m looking forward to someone bringing up gnocchi in a conversation in the near future. I’ll listen intently to what they say, nod my head in agreement, then casually remark ‘Oh yes, I make my own gnocchi from scratch’. My…
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Chinese fried rice

Chinese fried rice

This meal is fantastic for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it gives you the opportunity to raid through your fridge and get rid of any left over little bits of meat and veg that would otherwise be thrown away, and…
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Pork meatballs in tomato sauce

Pork meatballs

There’s something very organic about a meatball despite what it is. Say ‘ball of meat’ and it starts to sound very wrong and un-natural. The person who decided to swap the words round made a majestic and educated decision. I…
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Lasagne done my way

Lasagna

No two lasagne recipes are the same. Apart from shop bought ones which are universally horrible. Even restaurant lasagne is a bit of a let down if I’m honest. A good lasagne starts in the home, cooked at leisure by…
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Spicy Italian sausage spaghetti

Italian sausage spaghetti

God bless the Italians. They gave us pasta and they gave us spicy sausage. I give you, in return, a rather incredible spicy Italian sausage spaghetti. This dish wouldn’t look out of place on the dinner table in an episode…
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Chicken and bacon pasta bake with creamy tomato sauce

Chicken bacon pasta bake

On a cold wintery Scottish night, there are few things more comforting than a creamy pasta bake. It might not do the love handles any good but hell, knowing our weather, we’ll be wearing big wooly jumpers right up to…
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