One of the few pasta dishes I remember my mum making was spaghetti bolognaise. I have never been a big pasta eater, but spag bog is definitely one of my favourites perhaps because of the childhood memories.
This spag bog is vegetarian and made using mushroom mince, Quorn, instead of minced meat. It uses a combination of spices including smoked paprika and bay leaves to ensure a beautiful depth of flavour. (more…)
Rich red wines are frequently cited as pairing well with rich red meats, like a good quality steak. But what about the vegos out there, we still like rich red wines so what should we cook to go with a delicious big red wine? Mushrooms.
The rich earthy flavours of mushrooms, particularly porcini, combined with the buttery texture of risotto make it a great dish to match with a big red wine. (more…)
Winter is truffle season in Canberra, but at $2500 per kilogram this is not a mushroom you use every day or in great abundance ever. Last month, however, my mum came to visit and that provided a great excuse to indulge and make a truffle pasta.
We kept the pasta simple to let the flavour and richness of the truffle really shine. (more…)
Lasagne is delicious, but too often I find vegetarian lasagne is actually just roast veggies arranged in layers. This veggie lasagne is different. It is ‘meaty’ and very much reminiscent of traditional lasagne. You won’t be disappointed! (more…)
I got home late the other night, hungry and wanting pasta. There was a slight problem though, we had no spaghetti or fettuccine. We did, however, have soba noodles, the sort used in Asian soups. I decided to give it a go. (more…)
After a workout at the gym my housemate, Simone, likes to tuck into a big carb loaded meal. Last weekend that was spinach and cheese ravioli served with a tomato and veggie sauce. (more…)
At my local farmer’s market there is a fresh pasta stall. They make amazing flavoured spaghetti and fettuccine, including red pepper, beetroot and porcini. Last weekend I chose red pepper fettuccine and used it in a delicious kale, eggplant and pesto pasta.