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Pasta-Sandwich

Pasta Sandwich

Left over pasta makes for the best pasta sandwich. This is one of the quickest lunch ideas and is great with a lot of different toppings. I used some left over pasta in tomato sauce and added fresh vegetables to liven it up a little. Personalize this sandwich with your preferred toppings and let me know how you liked it.

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Garlic Bread Pasta

Who doesn’t love a warm buttery garlic bread along with some pasta? Now, you can combine the two and have a beautiful snack called garlic bread pasta to enjoy alongside Sunday movie time with the family.

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Bacon & Avocado Pasta Salad

A simple pasta salad loaded with bacon and avocado mixed with an easy and light salad dressing. A sprinkling of thyme on the salad brings out the freshness in the bacon & avocado pasta salad. This salad is all you need after a week of heavy eating junk. It is to die for!

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Greek Pasta Bake (Pastitsio)

A Greek Pasta Bake also known as Pastitsio is the perfect marriage of flavours. My recipe consists of a layering of perfectly cooked pasta seasoned with herbs, lamb mince in a delicious tomato sauce, béchamel sauce and melted cheese. This dish is a great crowd pleaser and can be made in advance and refrigerated to bake the following day or for the weekend.

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Chicken Tikka Masala Spaghetti

Chicken Tikka Masala means a lot of yummy flavours, from spicy to slightly tangy, and combining it with some spaghetti gives you the best Indian-fusion called Chicken Tikka Masala Spaghetti. The chicken tikka recipe I have used below is a cheats recipe that I like to use when I have no time to marinate the chicken and when I am too lazy to get the barbecue going.

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Avocado & Basil Linguine

In the last few years, we Kenyans have really started liking Avocado and eating it with almost every food we make. So this Avocado & Basil Linguine is a must! It’s so simple to make and although it may look boring, it is delicious! The basil leaves along with the avocado give the spaghetti a rich green colour and the cherry tomatoes just complete this dish.

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One Pot Spaghetti

Who doesn’t like a one-pot wonder? Less clean up and less cooking time. This is perfect for you! In this simple recipe that is quite famous around the internet, I brown my meat before I add all the ingredients to the pot. I’ve always liked to create layers of flavour to my dishes and although it’s a one-pot wonder, I wasn’t going to take the easy way and boil my meat along with all the ingredients, so here is my version. Bon appétit!

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is a hearty Italian comfort food that is often made with fresh vegetables that are in season with the addition of pasta or rice. It is flavourful and wholesome and also perfect for the cold nights.

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Simple Pasta Salad with Vinaigrette

Pasta salads are simple to prepare and just so satisfying to eat after a whole week of heavy meals. They don’t have to be boring though. Add in your favourite vegetables and whip up this classic salad dressing to go with it. Yummy!

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Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic spaghetti & meatballs with a slight twist. These meatballs are so delicious, they can be eaten as an appetiser on its own, made into a sandwich or even added into a soup. The pork and lamb meat mixed together with flavours from the onion, garlic, parmesan cheese etc. complete this comfort food.

Pika Chakula
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