Michelle’s Linguine Vongole

 LINGUINE VONGOLE | My own take of the classic linguine with clams Spaghetti alle vongole, Italian for spaghetti with clams, is a dish that is very popular throughout Italy, especially in Campania. And today, I have devised my own adaptation of this popular dish. This bold and beautiful clam pasta is easy and fast to…

Lazy Lamb Ragout Wholewheat Penne

Haven’t cooked for some time so I have been naturally aching to scratch that creative “itch”. Last week, I so happened to catch up with a good friend of mine who also happens to be a culinary aficionado. Admittedly, he is way more refined than me when it comes to the palate; at least he has…

Hong Kong Style Baked Pork Chop Spaghetti

I think this is quickly becoming one of my signature dishes (well, at least in my mind it is). A play on the fast-food Hong Kong style cha-charn tang baked pork chop rice for the plebs is my own revamped “classier” version of the dish for the bourgeois. Mind you, this dish does take a longer…

Mashed Avocado Whole Wheat Penne with Chopped Tomato and Parmesan Grating

What to do with an overripe avocado? An instinctive response would be to “mash it”! On that note, I decided to make a quick, healthy and fulfilling lunch that took no longer than 20 minutes. Whole wheat penne with mashed avocado dressing mixed in with a tomato salsa and garnished with parmesan shavings. INGREDIENTS: 1…

Mushroom Pasta Infused with Whisky

INGREDIENTS: Mixture of mushrooms of all sorts (oyster, chanterelle, shitake, swiss brown, portobello) 1/4 cup bacon bits 1 red onion, sliced black pepper salt knob of butter olive oil 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup whisky shaved parmesan cheese (if desired) METHOD: 1) Wash mixture of mushrooms, wipe dry and slice. 2) On low heat, brown…