Thai Basil Salmon with Brown Rice Spaghetti

Friend visiting was allergic to gluten so I gave gluten-free brown rice spaghetti a try today. Verdict: this pasta is a lot stickier than when cooking normal pasta. Luckily though, taste is not compromised and in actual fact, I rather like it (gives it more texture)! So what exactly is gluten? Gluten is a protein composite…

Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Wholewheat Spaghetti with Blistered Tomatoes

What to do with basil leaves? Well, I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind is “MAKE PESTO!”. Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy, and traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and European pine nuts blended with olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano,…

Lazy Lamb Ragout Wholewheat Penne

Haven’t cooked for some time so I have been naturally aching to scratch that creative “itch”. Last week, I so happened to catch up with a good friend of mine who also happens to be a culinary aficionado. Admittedly, he is way more refined than me when it comes to the palate; at least he has…

Mashed Avocado Whole Wheat Penne with Chopped Tomato and Parmesan Grating

What to do with an overripe avocado? An instinctive response would be to “mash it”! On that note, I decided to make a quick, healthy and fulfilling lunch that took no longer than 20 minutes. Whole wheat penne with mashed avocado dressing mixed in with a tomato salsa and garnished with parmesan shavings. INGREDIENTS: 1…