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Spiralizing Vegetables To Replace Pasta

I love pasta, but it’s heavy in calories and carbohydrates. Pretty much every single diet out there suggests cutting calorie and carb intake. So how on earth can a pasta aficionado be happy with what they eat, while also cutting down on calories etc? I’ve always maintained that it would be impossible for me to […]

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Spaghetti Carbonara

I’ve always liked carbonara. It’s one of those dishes that isn’t complicated, but is incredibly tasty. I guess it proves that you don’t need elaborate “fussy” recipes to get good, tasty food. It’s not a super lean or low calorie dish, but it’s good quality food and free of processed junk. And no, you don’t […]

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More Kitchen Gadgets!

When I tried to make pasta for the first time a couple of weeks ago I immediately ran into a small, yet quite annoying problem. Being able to roll out pastry requires a rolling pin. Sure, I was able to use a wine bottle, but it’s not exactly ideal. So I added a rolling pin […]

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Pasta Making Second Attempt

My first attempt at making pasta wasn’t a “roaring success”, but as the saying goes “you live and learn”. This afternoon / evening I had a second go at it and tried my best to document it. Starting off right with the flour (sieved) and mixing it with the egg and oil: Last time round […]

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My First Attempt At Homemade Pasta

As I mentioned the other day, I now have a pasta machine, so I really wanted to get started making my own pasta. The one “blocker” I’d run up against, apart from my complete lack of experience, was sourcing the right kind of flour. Fortunately my local SuperQuinn stocks it, so I picked up some […]

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Wanted: Pasta Recipes For One & OO Flour

As I mentioned yesterday, I now have a pasta machine. Yay! To make “proper” pasta you’re supposed to use OO flour, but from what I can gather it’s not readily available in most Irish supermarkets. If anyone knows of suppliers please let me know! In the interim I’ll probably use “strong flour” or another variant […]

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