Tag Archives: Pasta

Vegeroni Pasta with Fish Fillets and Mushrooms

“Just for a quick & casual dinner, with whatever available in my kitchen”

Wanted to deplete the stocks of my pasta, I had my quick dinner fixed with some of these available staples.

This packet of assorted pasta shapes used in this recipe was bought from NTUC Finest weeks ago, was to be added to my storage of pastas. I eat pasta quite regularly, to replace having rice instead, as pasta is lower in GI so as to feel fuller for longer. And, I liked this Vegeroni because it’s colorful that makes it imaginably appealing. read more

Linguine with Flower Crab

“An elegant, low fat seafood pasta dish, for light and quick mid-week dinner, that whets your appetite!”

Since the first time I had this similar type of wonderful homecooked pasta dish, I was in love with its perfect flavorful taste.

Hence, with the similar cooking method, I have made several adaptions to it, with slight changes in condiments used, and various side ingredients to go along with it each time, when I felt like having this pasta again.

Previously, we had the claims and prawns, or added with diced chicken fillet version… With both spaghetti and linguine pasta noodle in respective cookings, I had the flower crab version this time (also slight change in recipe)! read more

Japanese-Fusion Style Spaghetti with Fresh Shiitake, Clams and Prawns

“Spaghetti with fusion cooking style that you will surely love it”

Called this recipe by listing out it’s main ingredients, I was not sure how to name this Japanese-Chinese-Western styles pasta dish. However, this recipe is rustic yet elegant.

This classic homemade dish calls for spaghetti smothered in a hearty chicken stock with a touch of Japanese Mirin. The spaghetti strands drew in the full essence of chicken stock and made it so flavourful and tasty.

It was a big hit by my family and surely mopped up the entire cooking, every time I cooked this pasta. read more

Sour Cream Bowtie Pasta

“Light and refreshing sour creamed pasta. Good as mains or eat as sides”

It’s beautiful in appearance with the choice of bowtie shaped pasta, and light savoury taste for the palate as a side dish with the use of sour cream instead of full cream or butter. Spice the pasta dish up with some chili flakes or paprika, this pasta is imaginably delicious and appetizing.

There was this old male friend of mine, asked me, where to get the sour cream, as he wanted to get one for his baked potatoes the other time. He tried looking for it in the supermarket at dry goods section (where you find bottled mayonnaise and other dressing), but in vain. So, now you know you won’t be able to find it at the dry goods area, of course. Fresh sour cream has to be refrigerated! Find sour cream in small tubs from the chilled compartment where you find butter, margarine, yogurt and whipped cream (smile). read more

Macaroni and Cheese

Owing this Mac and Cheese recipe to one of my lovely readers, Ivy, who made this request in my Discussion Board of my Facebook Fan Club months ago, I first apologise for the late posting. And here I am sharing my recipe with you (winking smile)..

This is an express and simple-making dish, excellent as side dish or main course. If I cook this as main course, I will not make it over-cheesy to taste. Milder cheesy flavour will be good as large portion will be taken to fill up the stomach for the evening (smile). However, if you wish to cook some distinctive flavours or more creamy and stronger to taste, try adding in crumbled Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue cheese and whipping cream, instead of Dutch Edam cheese and milk (these are for lighter yet flavoursome cheesy taste). read more

Tom Yam Macaroni Pasta

“When East meets West…”

I think Macaroni is one of the most versatile pastas. It can be cooked in Italian cuisine, in Chinese style, and now, even a Thai dish!

Impressive?! I am not sure, but if you are a Thai food lover, I am sure you’ll like this! I loved its spiciness as well as sourish flavour. It’s definitely worth spending time to make this dish for your loved ones! Moreover, with the abundance of toppings to favourite pasta, where can you get this besides your own home-cooked?! (Laughing) read more