Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

…what you got cookin’?

(to hear the song click here)

DD has plans tonight so I made her dinner a little early.  I made a Carbonara-Primavera Pasta dish for her. And I made it all up in my head and I must say…it was very good. I’ll post the recipe here on Road Tests shortly.

It was creamy with bits of smokey tempeh (or as I say “fake bacon”),  sliced baby portas and peas with some spices added in.

It was a hit!! I’m so happy when something I make up works well. I wonder if I can freeze it… milk/cream dishes don’t freeze well but there’s none of that in here…. hmmm. I’ll try it for another time. Maybe put a sample in the freezer and next time make a double batch. There’s enough leftover for two snacks or a large meal. We’ll see what HRH wants me to do with it. lol

Here are pics of my creation(s):

Here is the sauce bubbling it’s happy little heart out!

And here it is! All ready for chow down time!

That was my excitement for the night!

Cheers to you!



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…a bottle of white, it all depends upon your appetite. I’ll meet you any time you want at our Italian restaurant…


Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

I bought some vegan friendly candy for my daughter and some fancy chili-mango chocolate for my husband.

It’s the one time of year where I can combine my two favourite things…the colour purple and hearts!


     ~ Tonight’s Menu ~        

French bread ~ garlic kissed and grilled with fresh bruschetta

Bella Dona Salad Redux  ~ mixed greens with vanilla tarragon vinaigrette and garnished with thinly sliced apples and crushed pistachios)*

Calamarata Pasta ~  paired with a red sauce combined with pinches of vegan sausage, wilted onions and garlic and fresh basil*

And for dessert…

 ¡Bessame mucho, mi esposo!





*Click here for recipes 

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