Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sage Pasta

-3/4 package of a 500grams of any type of pasta desired.
-3-4 leaves of fresh sage
-1 clove of garlic (slivered)
-1 slice of bacon thinly sliced
-3-4 tbs. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Saute (with 1 tablespoon of olive) the bacon until crispy then add the sage and garlic. Once the garlic is browned remove the garlic pcs. Now this is the "sauce" for any type of pasta you like, whether it's, spelt, wholegrain, white, or even gnocchi. Cook your pasta as per instructions and add it to your mixture and saute it together so all the flavours amalgamate. Then serve and enjoy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rice Artichoke Salad

-2 cups cooked white or Brown rice (as per instructions on bag/box)
-1/2 cup tomato sauce
-1 small jar of artichokes drained and cut into small pieces
-1/4 cup of red peppers
-2 thin slices of pancetta (Italian bacon) cut into strips
-1/2 small onion, chopped
-3 tbls. olive oil
-1 clove garlic, finely minced
-salt and pepper to taste

In a large pan add oil and saute the onions and pancetta, until transparent, then add the garlic (be careful not to burn the garlic) add the tomato sauce and let all these ingredients simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add the drained artichokes and peppers to the sauce and simmer for another 5 minutes. This makes a small amount of sauce; but add it to the boiled rice and mix all together.
The rice should look pinkish and all the vegetables will accent the look of this dish.