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Spicy pepperoni and mince meat pasta

We had some left over tomato pasta sauce to use up and haven’t had pasta in months! One of Ryan’s favourite pasta dishes is a traditional spaghetti bolognaise, I decided to put a spin on it and added some chilli and pepperoni for a bit of a spice. It was really good but not as spicy as I expecting, I’ll definitely add more chilli powder next time we make this. It’s a great, quick and easy meal for lunch or a light dinner. Serves: 2 You will need 150g dry pasta – I used whole wheat fusili 350g Jar of Read More…

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Chicken and bacon pasta bake

We haven’t been eating a lot of pasta lately, which is sad as it’s one of my favourite things to cook and eat. Ryan has been eating healthier lately and pasta, even wholewheat pasta which we buy, is too high in carbohydrates for his current healthy eating regime. In spite of this he decided to treat himself and I decided to try a different pasta bake to my usual mince meat or lasagne or sausage or tuna etc and made one with chicken and bacon. You will need 200g pasta Jar of tomato and basil sauce or make your own Read More…

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Marmite Pasta

A friend recommended this Marmite Pasta recipe to me as I love Marmite, it’s perfect for a quick, easy and cheap lunch (that is only if you don’t hate marmite! 😉 ). Personally, I’ve never thought to use Marmite in a recipe before and usually have it on toast or in sandwiches. My friend also told me about a Marmite recipe book! I may have to have a look the next time I venture into town. Speaking of town, my birthday is next month and everyone is asking me what I want for my birthday and there’s bound to be Read More…

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Valentine’s Day 2016

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll give presents and maybe do some heart shaped themed baking (I love baking) but haven’t celebrated much more than that. Ryan was at work today, cooking for many couples that had booked a table at the restaurant, I knew he’d be tired and hungry when he got home and decided to treat him. I cooked some chicken pesto pasta with heart shaped tricolour pasta and a little chilli powder to give it a kick. It was very good! The chilli powder was Read More…

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Spicy Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Today I really fancied pepperoni for dinner but didn’t want a pizza, I always keep pasta in my cupboards and thought it would be great to combine the two into a spicy pepperoni pasta bake. You will need 200g dry pasta – I used whole wheat fusili 500g Jar of tomato pasta sauce or make your own Oil for frying 1 pinch seasoning (salt, pepper, pasta/pizza herbs) 2- 3 tsp Chilli powder – depending on how much you like spicy food 100g cheese, grated – I used mozzarella Pepperoni, chopped into chunks or pepperoni slices cut in half Method Preheat Read More…

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Chicken pesto pasta

Tonight I made chicken and pesto pasta for dinner. Funnily my first time using chicken with pasta! I don’t know why I haven’t cooked this before, it’s great as a quick and easy meal for two or make extra for lunch at work. Yummy! Ingredients 200g pasta or spaghetti 200g chicken, chopped 100g of red pesto Black pepper to taste 80g grated mozzarella cheese Method Cook the pasta according to packet directions, usually 10 minutes in a saucepan of boiling water. Drain well and set aside. Pan fry the chicken in oil on a medium heat until it’s cooked right Read More…