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Tomato Risotto

Need to think of something quick and easy for dinner tonight? Try my tomato risotto which is ready in less than 30 mins. Add some extra cheese in for the kids! I had a beautiful risotto when I spent some time in Rome last year and it was absolutely delicious and so so simple. I had to re-create it. I had some leftover pasta sauce in the fridge which I added to the mix but a can of crushed tomatoes will work perfectly. It's the simple meals that turn out the best! Caroline x Tomato Risotto Ingredients 1L salt-reduced chicken stock 400g can crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil 20g butter 1 onion, finely diced 2 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 40g parmesan, finely grated Method 1. Heat th

Rigatoni with Basil Pesto

That rich vibrant colour! I do enjoy a beautiful pesto every so often and there are so many different versions of it that you can create. This is a simple yet tasty one that will work well on any pasta. For this I chose rigatoni as the pesto gets caught right in the middle of each one. Rigatoni with Basil Pesto Ingredients Bunch of fresh basil 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic minced 1/4 cup hazelnuts, roasted until brown and skins removed 1 tsp salt squeeze lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil Method 1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and mix well. Season according to taste. 2. Mix with any pasta you desire but I chose rigatoni. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. 3. D

Sautéed Spinach with Cannellini Beans

A wonderful breakfast is a great way to start the day. Something that I've eaten all my life is the Italian version of "beans on toast" which is spinach and cannellini beans accompanied with garlic, olive oil and chilli. It's definitely one you can make in less than 10 mins and one you'll continue to make for years. A tasty and healthy meal that will surely send your tastebuds tingling. Change up your breakfast routine and give it a try! Sautéed Spinach with Cannellini Beans Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled and thinly sliced 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained Half of a small onion, diced 4 large bunches of fresh spinach, ends trimmed, washed an

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi

The thing that I love about fresh pasta is that it's one thing that you can make together with family and friends. This is one of them. I was inspired by my trip to Italy last year where I witness my aunt made homemade ricotta ravioli for a simple lunch. I was thrilled to be able to watch her make each individual ravioli's with care, while using a coffee glass to cut each one. It was a clear confirmation that the Italians really know how to prepare, eat and enjoy their food! These gnocchi are a little bigger in size but you could also make them a little smaller. The burnt butter is just one beautiful sauce you could make but even a simple tomato pasta sauce would suit. Spinach and Ricotta Gn

Saucy Italian Meatballs

Very grateful to have worked with Mutti Pomodoro on an end of year collaboration using some of their fabulous products. They are amazing! These were my absolute fave growing up as a child and my nonna would always make them for me. I actually ate these on new years day and it still amazes me how she gets them right every single time. Best served with spaghetti but I'll eat these on my own. Don't forget the bread to mop up that sauce! Prep: 25 mins Cook: 3 hours Servings: 4 Ingredients Sauce 3 cloves garlic minced 1 small onion finely diced 50g butter 1 jar Mutti passata 1 tbsp. Mutti tomato paste 1 tin Mutti canned tomatoes 3 bay leaves 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried ch

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