Tagged with pasta

Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

This risotto is a great cold-weather dish. Filling, flavourful, and incredibly easy to prepare, it pairs just as well with a roast as with a salad. This recipe really comes down to the tomatoes. I recommend using a mix of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes for the best flavour-texture combination, but you could certainly just … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Pasta

Half-Marathon Pasta

As the name indicates, this dish was the main event at a pre-half-marathon ‘carb-load.’ However, even if you are not going for a long run the next day, this vegetable and carb-laden dish is guaranteed to fortify your carbohydrate and vitamin reserves. Had half of the ‘carb-load’ guests not been vegetarian, I probably would have … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Asparagus & Rosemary

Gnocchi with Asparagus & Rosemary

This dish was the brainchild of my post-evening run hunger pangs. Savoury, filling, and most importantly quick, this pasta is ideal for post-workout meals. For a lighter dish, substitute vegetable oil for butter and a lighter pasta (like rotini) for the gnocchi. I have a particular fondness for saucisson sec, but you could use any … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Zucchini and Rosemary

Gnocchi with Zucchini and Rosemary

I’ll admit it, I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut lately. My culinary inspiration is strongly correlated to my health, and the cold I was fighting last week dulled my taste for new and interesting dishes. If last night’s dinner is any indication, however, my immune system has recovered and my inspiration is … Continue reading

Rotini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Walnuts

Rotini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Walnuts

You know that you’ve really become an adult when you relish going to Costco to buy massive jars of sun-dried tomatoes and logs of goat cheese. If you’re like me, that sense of maturity vanishes when you get home from Costco and start eating the tomatoes directly from the jar. To maintain some dignity, I … Continue reading