Capellini with Roasted Tomatoes

The origins of capellini trace back to areas surrounding Naples. It’s thin rod shaped pasta has a round section and its thickness can vary between 0,85 mm and 0,92 mm. It pairs  perfectly with a light broth made of olive oil and herbs. Adding roasted tomatoes adds to the fresh flavor. Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra-virgin…

Linguine con Sardine Marinara

A friend of mine, Matt Taylor asked recently if I picked up any recipes on a recent trip to Montreal. I couldn’t recall a particular recipe, but I did have a wonderful dish with sardines. Therefore I decided to make a sardine based pasta sauce with linguine. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicate depth of…

Pappardelle Marinara

Savory, quick marinara sauce with onions and garden carrots. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 vidalia onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, fresh black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1-28oz can organic crushed tomatoes 2 dried bay leaves In a large stainless steel pan heat the olive oil over…

Fettuccine with Sausage Meat Bolognese

Traditional bolognese is an easy weeknight recipe for a rich and satisfying meal. Bolognese is a sauce, known in Italy as ragu. It is a meat based sauce from Bologna, Italy. It is often served over a flat shaped pasta such as tagliatelle, lasagne, pappardelle or fettuccine. It is a slow cooked sauce with onion,…

Pappardelle Sweet Potato Alfredo

When the Spanish came to the New World in search of spices and treasures they found three new crops: corn, white potato and the sweet potato. The sweet potato was originally cultivated by the Incan and pre-Incan races for thousands of years, named a “batata”. This recipe is a sweet potato puree used as a pasta…