Simple Tomato Pasta Dish

  • 4 scallions
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 red chile
  • 6 good quality sausage (approx. 14 oz)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 lb dried penne
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 x14oz can diced tomatoes
  • a few sprigs of basil
  1. trim the scallions, carrot and celery. Roughly shop all the vegetables then blitz in a food processor with the chillies (stalks removed). add the sausages, 1 heaping teaspoon of fennel seeds and 1 teaspoon of oregano. keep pulsing until mixed well, then put mixture into hot frying pan with some olive oil. Break it up as it cooks.
  2. cook pasta as directed.
  3. crush 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic into sausage mixture and stir 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and canned tomatoes.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving about a cup of water for the sauce. SERVE. EAT.

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Cauliflower Macaroni

  • 8 slices pancetta
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 pound dried macaroni
  • 9oz sharp cheddar
  • 4 thick slices of country bread
  • a few sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • parmesan, to serve
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lay pancetta in a roasting pan 9×13) and put on top shelf.
  2. quarter the cauliflower, put in saucepan with macaroni on high heat, add boiling water. season with salt and olive oil. cook according to package instructions.
  3. grate cheese. take out panceta and chop along with bread and rosemary.
  4. drain pasta/cauliflower into bowl. Ass 1 2/3 cup of pasta water back into the roasting pan that cooked the pancetta. chop garlic, add into creme fraiche along with cheddar. Mash cauliflower a bit and add it all together.
  5. put on top shelf of oven for8 min or until golden and bubbling. Serve Eat.

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Spicy Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Makes 12 servings

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn oil
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. In a large bowl mix flour, salt, 1 tsp of cinnamon, ginger, both sugars and corn oil. Remove3/4 cup of this mixture and to it add the walnuts/pecans and an additional cinnamon, mix well. set aside.
  2. to the remaining batter, add the making soda, baking powder, egg, and buttermilk. mix to combine. Small lumps are okay.
  3. pout batter into a well greased 9×13 2 inch pan. Sprinkle the toping mixture evenly over the surface. bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

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Egg Casserole

215 Calories per serving (12 servings), 19g protein, 9g fat, 13g carbs, 857mg sodium, 118mg cholesterol

  • 1/2lb turkey sausage
  • 1 teaspoon caonla oil
  • 3 medium yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled, quartered, thinly sliced
  • 5 large eggs
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 pint 1% cottage cheese
  • 4oz sharp cheddar, grated (1 1/4 cups)
  • 2oz Parmesan cheese, grated (1 cup)
  • 2 4oz cans green chilies, drained, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt pepper
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. coat 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray
  2. in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until no longer pink, breaking up with a wooden spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  3. wipe the skillet clean and add oil, heat over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and saute until tender and browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and egg whites. Ass cottage cheese, cheddar and Parmesan cheese, chillies, flour, baking powder, S&P. Mix thoroughly. Add cooked sausage and potatoes, mix well.
  5. Pour into dish, bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden on top and set in the center

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Chocolate-Espresso Lava Cakes with Espresso Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 (need ovenproof mugs or ramekins)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 teaspoons instant espresso/coffee powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted buter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup, packed, golden brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips (about 1.5 oz)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, 5 teaspoons espresso powder, and baking powder into medium bowl. Place butter into large bowl. add both sugars and whisk until blended. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla and almond extracts. whisk in dry ingredients. Divide batter amongst mugs, about 2/3 of a cup in each. press chocolate chips on top. cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to a day.
  2. combine cream, powdered sugar and remaining 1 teaspoons espresso powder and whisk until stiff peaks form. Chill up to 1 hour.
  3. position rack in center o oven and preheat 350F. Let mugs come to room temperature for 5 min. Bake uncovered until cakes puff up on top and center is thick. between 20-30 min (test run suggested). PLATE. EAT

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Chili-Rubbed Baby Backed Ribs With Expresso-Barbecue Sauce

Makes 4-6 servings

  • 2 Tablespoons hot mexican-style chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of dark beer
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle of barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon instant expresso powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Whisk chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper in small bowl to blend. Rub spice mixture all over ribs. place ribs in large roasting pan.
  2. boil beer in medium saucepan until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Pour beer around ribs. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake ribs until tender, about 90 minutes.
  3. combine barbecue sauce, water, brown sugar, and expresso powder in medium saucepan. Summer until flavor blend and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. PLATE. EAT

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