Cacio e pepe linguine with white asparagus

As the weather is getting warmer and sunny afternoons are followed by long evenings on the porch chatting with friends I feel less and less motivated to spend time in the kitchen and cook elaborate meals. This recipe is for one of those evenings: when you can finally say "Ah summer is coming" and all you want is a simple, delicious dinner that can be put together in less than 15 minutes.   Recipe Ingredients 14 oz dry linguine (or fresh pasta of your choice) 1 bunch white asparagus 2 cups coarsely grated cheese (ideally ¾ of a cup parmesan and 1 ¼ roman pecorino) Pepper to taste 4 tbsp olive oil a handful of slivered almonds Instructions Bring one large pot of salted water to a boil In the meantime trim the ends of the asparagus, then peel the stems … [Read more...]

Chickpea vegetarian burgers

I think that burgers are one of the most satisfying foods on earth, even when they are not made out of meat and can be called healthy. My favourite thing about vegetarian burgers is the extra add-ins, and this recipe surely doesn't miss any: grilled cheese, guacamole and caramelized onions (of course any extra would just make these burgers even more delicious). I would have liked to use a heartier bread, but I couldn't find any at my local shop this morning! I think that any wholesome home-made or store bought bread would pair very well with the chickpeas. The burgers themselves taste like falafel and can be flavoured with any spice mix and seasonal greens. These burgers are perfect for a spring/summer weeknight dinner or for a vegetarian option at a barbecue along with some roasted sweet … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza Dough

Summer is here and its time to start thinking of easy dinner recipes.  I don't know about you, but we seem to be busier during the summer months.  I am always on the lookout for quick and easy meals for our family.  One of our absolute favorites is homemade pizza.  Its easy to make, the kids are able to help in the kitchen and its perfect for a lazy summer evening. The great thing about homemade pizza is you can add any toppings you want to make it your own.  We love lots of veggies on our pizzas, but maybe you're a meat lover.  Once you have the basic pizza dough recipe down you are able to create any type of pizza you and your family can dream up.   To make your basic pizza dough you will need: 1 package yeast 1 cup warm water 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]