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Summer Veggie Lasagne

  • a bunch of scallions
  • 1/2 of a 2oz can of anchovies in oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 oz of asparagus
  • 4 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen shelled fava or edamame beans
  • a large bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 12 large sheets of lasagne sheets (approx. 1 1/4 lbs)
  1. Trim and thinly slice scallions. add scallions and anchovies to frying pan. Crush garlic and add them too. trim off ends of asparagus and thinly slice the stems, leaving tips whole. set tips aside and add stems to pan with pinch of salt and pepper. add slash of boiling water. keep stirring
  2. add peas and lava beans. pick and roughly chop the mint leaves and add to the pan with cream. finely grate in the zest of 1/2 a lemon
  3. roughly mash and squash everything in the frying pan. cover with broth and bring to a boil. add 1 cup cottage cheese to mixture. the consistency should be creamy and loose.
  4. take 9×13 roasting pan. add a quarter of the mixture to coat bottom. layer with lasagna and parmesan, repeat until finished with a layer of pasta. mix a splash of water with remaining cup of cottage cheese. and spread it over top layer. cook the asparagus tips in pan, and sprinkle on top with a lot of parmesan cheese.
  5. put under broiler until bubbling for about 8 minutes. (more if you didnt use a metal pan to put on stove while executing step 4). Serve. Eat.
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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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