Photo feature – my broccoli & chili pasta

Here’s a pic of my fave pasta, and here’s the recipe. Buon appetito!


Broccoli pasta


Feeling Contented!

Not willing to venture out in the cold and wet, I stayed in and made a sort of lasagne, with tomato sauce, cheese sauce, broccoli and cannelini beans. Hit the spot! Plus there’s left overs for tomorrow. Happiness is planning ahead 🙂


Broccoli and Chili Pasta

A traditional Southern Italian fresh pasta dish that has no tomatoes and is vegetarian friendly. You get green veggies and a kick. What’s not to like?

This version here uses dry pasta and dried chili flakes because that’s what I had handy. If you can get your hands on the traditional orecchiette and some fresh chili, use them instead. You fancy pants, you.

I’ve been known to bastardise this dish by adding ANCHOVIES. There’s another pasta recipe, similar to the one above, that uses turnip tops instead and often includes these dreaded little fishes. Trust me, they’re delicious, if you think of them as seasoning and chop them up really small.

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