Pasta with Tuna and Ouzo

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I know I’ve been absent a lot from the blog lately but I am working very hard on my next cookbook. So this recipe came up as I was looking for something quick to feed my family and myself on a very busy August day. It’s so great I had to share it! I used whatever I had in my pantry, and it came out so tasty, I even posted an instagram video on how to make it. Continue reading

Lighter Mac n Cheese with Cauliflower and Kale

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One would think there isn’t such a thing as lighter Mac n Cheese. I mean it wouldn’t be proper Mac n Cheese therefore it should be called something else. However, taking away half the pasta from the traditional recipe and replacing it with cauliflower does qualify as a lighter version. Taking away half the cheddar and replacing it with cottage cheese, well, that gives me the right to enjoy this dish without too much guilt. Continue reading

Pasta with Salmon and Lemony Yogurt Cream

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Creamy pasta without cream? Yes please! This dish is so summery, vibrant, fresh; it’s hard to believe you can enjoy it guilt-free. It’s oh-so-low-fat, healthy and delicious! The yogurt adds so much creaminess without the extra fat of cream and also a very nice tang, which works so well with the salmon. The lemon adds freshness and just the right amount of acidity. You can prepare it in a snap and it’s one of the coolest ways to use up those forgotten salmon fillets in the freezer. Continue reading

Squid Ink Pasta with Prawns

 

prawn and squid ink pasta.jpgI am a huge fan of black food. Think about it; Black truffles, black rice, black garlic, black quinoa and of course, black pasta have phenomenal taste and looks. I cooked squid ink pasta with prawns many times before but what really changed my cooking method was a tip I saw in Bon Appetit magazine (my cooking bible). I am sure their recipe was phenomenal, although they mentioned an ingredient I have never heard before and have no idea what it means (Nduja?). Continue reading