Getting a pasta machine is quite similar to discovering sex, once you get the hang of it, you pretty much can’t stop.
So apologies for many coming posts featuring my lovely pasta creations, but hey, it’s my party and I can do what I want to!
Here is something simple but lovely and elegant (also happen to be quite healthy):
Pasta with Cavolo Nero:
pasta (if you can’t make it buy a really good quality one)
3 cups chopped cavolo nero (or regular kale)
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp unwaxed lemon zest
3 tbsp olive oil
sprinkle f chilli flakes
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
veggie parmesan (optional)
- Start by warming up olive oil in a heavy pan. Add chopped garlic and gently fry until soft. Add chopped cavolo nero. Cover and cook for about 10 min.
- In the meantime boil salted water for pasta.
- Add lemon zest, chili flakes salt and pepper to cavolo nero. Cook pasta, drain and add to the dish. Mix, serve with toasted pine nuts and parmesan.
It’s good to have a such a quick, simple dish in your repertoire just before Christmas, when there is so much to watch. I mean, honestly, I don’t have time to sleep!….Only joking, still have time to have my 10 hrs beauty seep, you have to have your priorities straight.
Anyway, there is something festive to watch on Netflix – ‘A Very Murray Christmas’. It’s a homage to classic variety shows, but it’s directed by Sofia Coppola so it’s not your usual show. And it’s packed with well known names, not to mention the main star – Bill Murray. It also has got really quirky sense of humour and it will put you in the festive mood. So watch it! You are going to love it.