Week 13: Roasted squash, shallots, spinach and ricotta pasta (BBC Good food)


This recipe from BBC Good food is a truly awesome summer dish, and I think I’m biased towards it because it includes a lot of my favourite veggies. I would say the proportions on this recipe seem to be a little off, and the number of veggies almost overwhelms the pasta so it seems more like a salad then a pasta based dish. If making yourself I would recommend lightening the veggies a little. The sauce itself was also a little on the plain side. I would give it a 6/10 as a pasta meal but would likely make again. Find the recipe HERE

Week 12: Spaghetti Quattro (Miss Delish)


I made this recipe at the request of my father, who has been requesting ‘quattro pasta’ for the past couple weeks. For readers not from North Vancouver, there is a small restaurant here that makes a pasta special made with ground turkey and baked beans (strange combination, I know). We recreated it from a blogged recipe and since we accidentally bought ground chicken rather than ground turkey, we did it with that. This was extremely tasty but also a unique tasting pasta. The spiciness paired with the baked beans gives it an almost Mexican style taste. I’d give this an 8.5/10, find it HERE

Week 11: Pasta con la ricotta (Memorie di Angelina)


This pasta required few ingredients and was a total breeze to make. I will definitely be making this again as it’s a really nice, quick meal you can whip up in under 20 minutes. Making the sauce and the pasta simultaneously the sauce barely took longer than the actual pasta to cook, this is by far the fastest recipe I’ve made. I added a few chili flakes to make it a little on the spicy side but it could also be good with some added veggies (potentially fried mushrooms?). I’d give this a 9/10 for it’s yummy simplicity. Find the recipe HERE