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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Courgette Carpaccio Salad

Koen and I had a mini-cookout a couple of weeks ago. ‘Quick and light’ was the motto and we kicked-off with this Courgette Carpaccio starter that is bursting with flavour!

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Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Crostinis

Another great sandwich from Jeanine Donofrio’s The Love & Lemon Cookbook.

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Orzo with Tomato, Red Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil

Moments after the kids started digging in, they paused and – almost in unison – said: “wow, this is good”. I spontaneously got a 9.5 out of 10 and the constructive feedback that “a 10 out of 10 was well within reach if I added more cheese”. Smartasses… Continue reading “Orzo with Tomato, Red Pepper, Grana Padano and Thyme Infused Oil”

Pesto alla Genovese (2 ways)

Once in a while I will make a batch of pesto myself and when properly stored under a layer of oil (still need to explore the ice-cube mold in freezer method), it lasts us about 4-6 weeks. At most.

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Easy Pesto Lasagna with Spinach, Peas and Pine nuts

Last Sunday was one of those days that you thing that you picked a quick and easy recipe for dinner but still end up in the kitchen most of the day…

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Pasta with Broccoli, Red Chili Pepper and Pine Nuts

Always looking for nice and quick week-day pasta dishes that are not so heavy on sauce.

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