Tag Archives: Pasta

Egg Yolk Ravioli

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No, this isn’t vegan. It’s definitely a special occasion type of dish. For brunch. And it’s well worth the time and effort! Continue reading Egg Yolk Ravioli

Rustic Beet Pasta

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Fresh pasta. Why haven’t I discovered you before? And no, I’m not talking about the fresh pasta you can find in a refrigerated section of a grocery store. I’m talking about the real deal. That’s right – making it from scratch!

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Butternut Squash Pasta

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Butternut squash is probably my favourite type of squash around. It’s just the right amount of sweetness and is so versatile, you can use it in anything from pasta to sauces to soups, and it can even be a pumpkin replacement in desserts!

For Canadian Thanksgiving, I made a roasted maple butternut squash, with cinnamon, maple syrup, and chilli powder. What a delicious and healthy side. Butternut squash is full of beta carotene, fibre, and vitamin C along with other minerals. It really is the perfect squash to eat in this season! Continue reading Butternut Squash Pasta

Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I love eggplant. It’s such a versatile ingredient — you can use it in soups, sauces, dips (baba ghanouj anyone?), curries, as a pizza topping, baked, roasted…possibilities are endless! The good thing about eggplant is that it takes on any flavours you give it. I’ve even read about it being used as a substitute for a cheese dip! Continue reading Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

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So it’s Canada Day here, and that means all things red and white! And what better way than making a red sauce 😉

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That wasn’t why I made this… but it is red! I love a good tomato sauce. And I love pasta. I’ve already posted a couple sauce recipes, but this time, I thought I’d make a simple roasted red tomato sauce. It really tastes so much better than the jarred stuff you find at the store. I mean, of course it would be, when you use the freshest ingredients with no additives or preservatives. And you control what you put in it.

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Spaghetti with Tomato Basil ‘Cream’ Sauce

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Why, you ask, is the spaghetti black? It’s not squid ink pasta… Actually, it’s spaghetti made out of black beans! It actually looks more like noodles than it is spaghetti, but it is a box I came across while shopping at Costco.

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