Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Potatoes

Pasta with Pesto Genovese is an Italian dish that we all had a million times; delicious, but always some plain pasta and pesto. Nevertheless, I was quite surprised learning that in native Liguria the dish is typically served with green beans and… potatoes!?!

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Brussels Sprouts Risotto by Ottolenghi

To our pleasant surprise, our son announced a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to cook dinner for all of us.

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Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Pancetta and Wilted Watercress

On the never-ending search for easy and delicious weekday dinners for the whole family, we stumbled on this gem.

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Spaghetti with a Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

Squash is pretty versatile. Oven roasting, a mash, a hearty soup or as part of a risotto? Been there, done that. Using squash as a basis for a pasta sauce? A definite must try!!

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Grilled Pasta with Feta

This dish from the Plenty More cookbook is a variation on “Baked Ziti“, the classic Italian-American oven dish.

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Tagliatelle with Walnuts and Lemon

We took Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook from the bookshelf and in no time we found several vegetarian recipes to give a try.

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Mozzarella Beef Florentine by Mary Berry

A delicious oven bake consisting of with a cheesy egg/spinach layer in between two layers of beef mince tomato sauce. Think lasagna, minus the pasta!

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Orecchiette with Mushrooms, Sweetcorn and Bacon

An easy weekday supper based on the Orecchiette with Corn, Bacon & Parmesan recipe I found over at thebrookcook.

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Spanakoriso by George Calombaris + Spanakoriso Arancini

I also got George Calombaris’ new cookbook Greek for my birthday. 😀

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