Recipes from a passionate home cook

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Recipe for tomato and pepper red pesto pasta

Red pesto pasta

Pesto is one of those things that truly tastes completely different when it’s homemade as opposed to store-bought. It’s also incredibly quick to make, 5 minutes max, and preparing it is as simple as blitzing some good-quality ingredients in a food processor. Lately, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with all different kinds of pesto’s, as they make for such brilliant and quick weeknight homemade pasta sauces. So fresh and extremely rich in flavour. You can also experiment ...

Oven-baked Tomato Eggs Recipe

Italian oven-baked tomato brunch eggs

If you are anything like me and live for Italian food, you will have no issue with some freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in the morning. I’m very into savoury breakfasts anyway, and also a longtime fan of oven-baked eggs, so this recipe for Italian-inspired oven-baked eggs in tomato is right up my street and a great vegetarian alternative to the ham and egg puff pastry tarts I shared with you previously. Anything oven-baked for breakfast or brunch somehow feels very special, ...

Recipe for cherry tomato 'orzotto' orzo pasta

Cherry tomato orzotto

You already know I feel very passionate about orzo pasta, and today I want to talk to you about orzotto. And my cherry tomato orzotto recipe, in particular. While I’m a big fan of risotto, and do also often make these as an easy weeknight meal, the orzotto is even easier to prepare, and arguably just as delicious. Orzo pasta Orzo, risoni, or puntalette, is a rice-shaped pasta that is mostly used in Italian soups and broths, but because of its size and shape, is also perfect to use as ...

Spicy tomato and red pepper bruschetta with basil recipe

Spicy tomato and red pepper bruschetta

Nothing screams summer quite like delicious Italian antipasto, and bruschetta must be one of my absolute favourites. Thick slices of toasted ciabatta bread, the most high-quality sweet tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and lots of garlic makes the perfect classic bruschetta and is without a doubt an ultimate all-time favourite, though this recipe for a spicy variation with dried chilli flakes and red bell pepper makes an incredible alternative for that classic tomato version. Tomato and red bell ...

Pesto pasta salad with green asparagus and sun-dried tomato recipe

Pesto pasta salad with asparagus and sun-dried tomato

We have been enjoying really lovely hot and summery days in London recently, and on warmer days, pasta salads are often go-to meals for me. While British asparagus are still in season, I wanted to incorporate these in some recipes last week, and together with delicious homemade basil pesto and some intensely flavoured sun-dried tomatoes, they made the perfect ingredients for my latest pasta salad recipe. This pesto pasta salad with asparagus and sun-dried tomato recipe is based on a very ...

Recipe for red pepper and tomato soup

Red pepper and tomato soup

Quite literally the only secret to a perfect soup is the use of great ingredients. I like my soups straightforward and easy, with my favourite vegetables and as few ingredients as possible. My recipe for fresh red pepper and tomato soup delivers exactly that. Now I realise that the internet is filled with countless red pepper soups already, so why the need for another one you might ask? Well, red bell peppers are my absolute favourite vegetable, so you can image how passionate I am about ...