2 Summer Pasta Recipes

These recipes are for those who get bored of the same old tomato sauce. I still love tomato sauce but sometimes I like to change it up and take my taste buds on an adventure.

Barilla figured out the perfect pasta-to-water ratio to cook without draining! All I had to do was cook a box of pasta in 3 cups of cold water for 10 minutes, or until all the water is gone. And BAM, done. Just needed to stir a couple times and that’s it. Toss in you sauces or seasoning and you’re good to go.

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3 Tapas Recipe with Espuna Tapas Essentials!

Summer is here and we only have a few months of beautiful weather before it all goes downhill. So this calls for a lot of potlucks, BBQs, and impromptu backyard dinner parties. Sometimes I just want to throw together easy appetizers without having to use too much brain power trying to be creative. Cured meats have always been a crowd pleaser. Pair it with some cheese or fruits and everybody will be impressed. An easy go-to is the charcuterie board – lay out a variety of cured meats, pate, specialty cheeses, crackers, and fruits! It looks beautiful and your guests won’t hesitate to pick at it.Read More »

Apple Crumble Ingredients

Apple Crumble with ‘Naturally Imperfect’ Produce

Cook & Prep Time: 50 minutes  |  Feeds: 4 people

One of my favourite aromatic and flavour pairings is apples apples and cinnamon. The whiff of the sweet apples and spices makes me think of the Autumn breeze, pies, and apple cider. Wherever I see this combo on a menu, I’ll naturally gravitate towards it because it’s like a comforting hug on my tongue.

Ingredients

8-10 no name Naturally Imperfect apples, unpeeled, cored
½ cup sugar
½ cup no name Quick Oats
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup salted butter
1 tsp cinnamon (maybe 2-3 tsp if you love cinnamon like I do!)

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Poached Tilapia with Alokozay Tea #TEAdays

Poached Tilapia with Alokozay Tea #TEAdays

Cook & Prep Time: 20 minutes  |  Feeds: 1 person

I’ve always wanted to try to poach fish because it seemed so effortless and easy. I looked up some recipes and they were all similar – make a simple poaching stock and simmer your fish for 5 minutes. Fool-proof way to make perfectly cooked, flaky fish.

Ingredients

5 bags of Alokozay’s Lemon Tea
5 cloves of Garlic, smashed
1 Onion, sliced
Sprigs of Thyme
Salt and Pepper
Water
1 fillet of Tilapia

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Meaty Stew Recipe

Meaty Stew

Cook & Prep Time: 1.5 hours  |  Feeds: 6 people

I had to break-in my new Cuisinart Dutch Oven, so I decided to make a stew!

Ingredients

5-8 pieces of Pork neck bones
3 Spicy Italian Sausage
1 lbs Ground Veal
1 cup Red Wine
Salt/pepper
1 Bayleaf
Small can of Tomato Paste
2 cup Chicken Stock
2 cups Water
2 Carrots (cut into chunks)
2 medium Potatoes (cut into chunks)
Spinach (as much as you want!)

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