Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

 

Hello dolls!! This week,I am EXTRA happy. A and I have a pretty decent work schedule for the next 9 days,and we are embracing each day with soooo much food! We both love pasta, I mean who doesn’t?? Pasta is one of our “to go” foods, and I love how we can make the simplest pasta dish in 15 minutes, or an amazing homemade pasta and sauce in 45 minutes. When the year 2014 started, I told A that when I get back I would like to try and do everything from scratch ; emphasis on the word try cause some foods need extra resources to be made.  Anyway, one of the things that we enjoy doing in the kitchen is making fresh pasta.

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We usually call Monday “Pasta Monday” or “Meatless Monday”.

But recently it has been “Asian Monday” cause for 2 weeks now I’ve cooked Asian food! haha

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This happened almost 3 months ago, our very first fresh pasta in the apartment.

We decided to make ravioli with it. I remember it was the day after our housewarming party, and I told A I want ravioli, next thing I know we were  in the kitchen gathering all the ingredients for our delicious dinner.

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Look at that perfect dough.

I love fresh pasta, especially A’s. He is just really good with it! He can make different variations too like spinach, ramp, beets and whatsoever. Endless possibilities for an amazing Chef! 😉

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A reminder of why we shouldn’t buy a big bag of onions….cause we are always at work!

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I decided to make the filling and the sauce.

For the filling, I used some leftover lamb patties from the party the day before, and added spinach (for the healthy feel haha) and a bit  of dubliner cheese to help it bind (and uuuh, I love cheese so much!)

 

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Pasta dough, ready to be rolled out.

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Ravioli in the making

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We served it with asparagus..cause dinner is not dinner without veggies for me! haha

The lamb filling and the perfect pasta were so delicious with the tomato sauce!! ❤ yumms

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Our next fresh pasta stint was inspired by Jamie Oliver. We have a good number of amazing cookbooks here,  I told A that we should try to make something from one of the cookbooks at least once a week.

So he decided to pull out one of Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks and made his fresh pasta recipe.

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We do not know why but A had to add more eggs to the recipe, it came out pretty dry the first time he was kneading it.

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He calls this “cheat’s pasta”. It’s like your mini lasagna sheets.

 

 

 

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Cherry tomato sauce

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Mouthwatering…..aaaah this was soooo good!!!

 

 

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…and yup, we had it with spinach!!

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It’s not always “fresh” for us. Sometimes, when we are both scheduled to work at 2pm (which happens once every 2 weeks) we cook.

We usually do 15 minute meals…like stir fry or a simple pasta dish like this.

 

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One of our favorites? Pasta with white wine clam sauce. And if I am lucky, we get to add spinach if I have some!

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And lastly, another favorite of mine..couscous.

I love zesty dishes, I love how it brings out the flavors of a dish more with a fresher feel. So for one of our 2PM lunch dates, I asked him to cook chicken picatta with couscous.

 

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It was a lighter version because I asked him not to bread and deep fry the chicken breast. I have to say, A makes the most delicious home cooked Italian dishes! I am one lucky lady ❤

xx

R ❤

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