Wednesday, July 23, 2008
When I was partnered with Cooking In an Apron for this month's Taste & Create, I was very excited. I hadn't visited her blog before and its always exciting to visit a new blog - but I was in for a huge surprise - she's one of the most talented writers and cooks! Her blog is filled with fantastic cakes and cookies and I found myself putting on a few pounds just looking at the pictures!
For my part, I decided not to even try to recreate her delicious bakes. I went for the one pasta in her blog - and that was superb too! I recently acquired some gorgeously quirky black and white bow tie pasta, and it was put to great use in this recipe - which had no sauce - exactly the way I like my pasta!
For the exact recipe, please see her post. The pasta is tossed with olive oil and garlic, smashed peas and ricotta cheese. The only changes I made was that I substituted bow tie for penne, used paneer or Indian cottage cheese (yes, full fat!) instead of ricotta and made a veggie version without the sausage. It was gorgeous and became an instant hit at dinner.
Thank you for the recipe! And thanks, Nicole, for another great edition of T&C!