Tag Archives: Italian

No-Cream Spaghetti Carbonara with Zucchini

Carbonara with no cream and added vegetables! Every carbonara that I’ve made from scratch in the past has included cream – but not this one and we really didn’t miss it! I also replaced about a third of a standard … Continue reading

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Recipe Re-visit: Beer-based Pizza with Tuna and Pine Nuts

There are now so many recipes on this blog that I thought I would make these recipe re-visits a regular occurrence. I first made this pizza four years ago and I still remember how tasty it was. The dough is made … Continue reading

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Cranberry and Double Choc Biscotti

Ideal for dunking in coffee. For some reason I have always thought that biscotti were difficult to make – but these aren’t. They are delicious on their own but also are the perfect accompaniment to a good coffee or even … Continue reading

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Pea and Parmesan Fettuccine

Light and simple. This tasty pasta sauce is made with frozen peas. Yep, frozen peas. We ate this as a wonderfully light dinner, but it would also work well as an appetiser for a dinner party. If you have a … Continue reading

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Mini Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate portion control. As my family will tell you, portion control is something that I am not good at. These mini treats are baked in a muffin pan so you are guaranteed that everyone gets the same amount on their … Continue reading

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Oven-baked Parmesan Pasta Bites

Best appetisers. Ever. Crispy, crunchy, cheesy, perfect bite-size, easy. There are a lot of recipes online for fried (or ‘toasted’) ravioli but, as you might have noticed if you are a regular Recipe Adaptors reader, I’m not a fan of deep … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatloaf

Combine two family favourites. If your family is bored with Spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs or plain meatloaf, you should try this recipe. All the delicious classic Bolognese flavours but you can slice it! I made my meatloaf with as few ingredients … Continue reading

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Pork Meatballs with Fennel and Lemon

Full of flavour. Pork and fennel are great partners in any dish so when I saw this recipe on the BBC Good Food website I knew I had to make my own version. The meatballs themselves are light and the … Continue reading

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Pepperoni and Olive Pizza Scrolls

Perfect for a lunch box. I  love pizza but the traditional format can be a little hard to pack into a lunch box or picnic basket without it folding or getting squashed. These scrolls are completely the opposite as they are packable and … Continue reading

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Chicken and Basil Pesto Sliders in Garlic Bread ‘Buns’

Happy New Year! If you are looking for a lighter version of a burger then these little sliders are ideal. They are made of low-fat chicken mince and are packed full of Mediterranean flavours thanks to some basil pesto and black … Continue reading

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