Pasta with mint-basil pesto and peas

Pasta with mint-basil pesto and peas

Disclosure: my husband prepared this pasta with mint-basil pesto and peas. It is inspired by Massimo Bottura’s “Mint-basil pesto”. Bottura is all about being creative in the kitchen, so if you’re missing a few of the essential ingredients for a classic pesto recipe, just think…

Chickpea rotini with creamy mushroom sauce

Chickpea rotini with creamy mushroom sauce

This chickpea rotini pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce was my first experiment with chickpea pasta. And it did not totally disappoint… I like to try these pastas made from different grains and legumes, especially because they are nutritionally richer than regular wheat pasta. Last…

Pasta with bell pepper sauce

Pasta with bell pepper sauce

Last Saturday I prepared this pasta with bell pepper sauce before my son’s soccer game. As pasta is a good meal to have before doing exercise, I thought they would like some pasta. Simple carbs get easily digested and are the first to get released…

Vegetable lasagna

Vegetable lasagna

Lasagna is a great cook ahead dinner, perfect for those days you know you will get home late and everyone will be hungry the moment they go through the door. You just need some time to heat it up (for me while the kids are…

Whole wheat pasta salad

Whole wheat pasta salad

I feel that pasta salads are so versatile. You boil pasta, mix a few well combined ingredients and you have a meal. This whole wheat pasta salad is one of those zero fuss salads that can solve you a lunch box meal, a quick lunch…

Meat pasta (macarrons)

Meat pasta (macarrons)

Most likely this will be my last post from Spain. We’re going back in a few days but I will go home with a ton of material that I will post once I get back. I have a looooot of work to do!! This is…