Friday, 9 October 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Dots

“Pumpkin Everythang”

Yum, Yum, Yum it’s like a little teeny tiny cinnamon sugar pumpkin doughnut. It’s crispy, it’s crunchy it’s delicious. I was super lazy from making three pumpkin recipes back to back and I needed a quick (and I stress the word QUICK) recipe that I could film and photograph so I could leave the kitchen. This was the idea that popped into my head. What quicker than frying? And what’s better than cinnamon sugar?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Crunchy Pumpkin vanilla bean French toast

“Pumpkin Everythang”

Syrup optional, the French toast that can stand on its own is here. It packs loads of flavor and is perfectly sweet. The best way to enjoy pumpkin for breakfast and a great way to trick your kids into eating pumpkin without the slightest clue as to what’s really filling their bellies and delighting their taste buds.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Pumpkin Carrot Soup

“Pumpkin Everythang”

Welcome to the third year of Octobers Pumpkin month. In 2013 you got the very delicious sophisticated and refined pumpkin leek soup, followed by the rich, flavorful and hearty Jamaican pumpkin chicken soup in 2014. Today I have stepped it up a notch. The most delicious vegan soup you will ever have!  I mean layer, after layer of flavor. One of the most delicious creamy style pumpkin soups I have ever made inspired by the most delicious soup I ever had at a whole foods market…did I say delicious enough?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Baked Penne a la Vodka

I love Pasta

The first time I had penne a la vodka was about 7 years ago at my Friend Petras wedding. It was an intimate wedding, after the ceremony we all went to Crab Shanty in city island NY for dinner. She encouraged me to get the penne a la vodka with shrimp raving about how delicious it was; she was so right. It was super creamy with really rich flavors and juicy shrimp. Since I have already made two shrimp pasta dishes this month I decided to make this one meatless. In addition, I decided to bake it, it’s the one thing I have never seen done so I did it.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Curry shrimp with stelline pasta

I love Pasta

Curry, coconut milk, spicy grilled shrimp with a hint of ginger.  You can’t go wrong with this dish that can take on two personalities. If you love cold pasta salads this dish can transform into a cold salad. And if you want a warm hearty pasta dish it can be that as well. This is your Friday two for one special.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Creamy sausage pasta

I love Pasta

In all fairness its pasta month and last Friday I didn’t give you a pasta recipe. I gave you half of the equation, which was that delicious and most perfect marinara sauce; perfect in every way, especially for the vegetarians. Today we are going to turn that sauce into a meaty sausage sauce and toss it with some penne. It probably the simplest pasta recipe I have done thus far, especially since I already had the marinara set aside since last Friday. If you want to use a pre-made marinara sauce, be my guest. But I do implore you to make the mushroom marinara sauce, and if you don’t like mushrooms this sauce will make you like them.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Mushroom marinara sauce

I love Pasta

It never fails to amaze me how easy, quick and delicious a homemade marinara sauce is. This one is bursting with all the flavor full fresh and dried herbs. Since this month is all about pasta one should absolutely know how to make a red sauce to accompany it. This one is made extra special with my favorite fungus the mushroom.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Louisiana chicken n pasta

I love Pasta

Crispy Cajun fried chicken breast atop creamy Cajun spiced bowtie pasta. This dish is inspired by cheesecake factories “Louisiana chicken n pasta” I love the combination of crispy and creamy. I would bet money that it’s one of cheese cake factories bestselling dishes. This homemade version was a real crowd favorite, everyone loved it, not a single drop of left overs. I can assure you that will be the case if you try it too.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Fettuccine alfredo with thyme roasted pearl onions

I love Pasta

Fettuccine alfredo a classic dish amped up with lots of parsley some fresh basil and the most delicious thyme roasted pearl onions ever. This is a great recipe for both adults and kids I whipped this one up really quickly this morning.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

I love Pasta

This is a simple and easy recipe I make all the time at home. Especially if I want a quick one pot go to meal. It’s creamy cheesy slightly sweet from the BBQ sauce and has bits of chicken, onion and peppers all thorough.  No way could pasta month go by without me sharing my little secret BBQ chicken macaroni and cheese.