Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

This is our favorite go to meal for our family. Dave has this recipe memorized we have had it so much in our married life. Natalee now loves it too.

  • 500 g/1 lb of spaghetti (we use 100 g per person)
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 Tbsp of chopped parsley is using dried substitute 1 tsp per 1 Tbsp of fresh
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 C of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper

Heat olive oil and add the chopped garlic and parsley. Stir continually over low heat, gradually adding drained and flaked tuna. The heat should remain low so that none of the ingredients changes color

Cook the pasta, following directions. Drain pasta, add sauce and stir well. Next add lemon juice, grated cheese, butter divided into small pieces, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Stir well.

* Another more strongly flavored version of this sauce can be made leaving out the cheese and butter and adding 3 chopped anchovy fillets, 1/2 small chilli pepper to the intial frying of the garlic and parsley.



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This is an old favorite of ours. We haven’t made it in years and every time we make it – we always think of a dear friend of ours we met while living in The Netherlands. Thanks Lynne.


  • 100 g of pasta per person
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 garlic clove but we use up to 3
  • 1 can of cannellini beans or white kidney beans
  • 1 jumbo onion thinly sliced
  • 3/4 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp crush red pepper
  • 2 (10 oz) bags of spinach

Prepare bows according to directions. Add onion and garlic cook till golden brown on medium/low heat, about 10-12 minutes.  In a 1 c glass measuring cup mix chicken broth, corn starch and crushed red pepper.  Add to same skillet along with beans and cook over medium-high heat til sauce boils and thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Just before draining pasta stir spinach into pasta pot, leave only until it wilts. Drain pasta mix with onion/bean mixture. Serve with grated cheese and salad.


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Kale, Bacon Pasta

We got kale in our winter shares and I wanted to do something different. So I googled kale and pasta and found a dish with Kale, Bacon and Pasta.  I made it according to the recipe – it was very tasty but next time I am going to add garlic and mushrooms.


1 lb Kale

8 strips of bacon – cut into pieces or use pancetta

1/2 onion minced

1 lb of dried pasta

2 garlic cloves

handle full of sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup of parmesan grated


Cook pasta according to directions. Dice bacon and cook over medium heat.  Remove bacon and saute in onions, mushrooms, and garlic in bacon fat.  Add kale till wilted. Add cooked pasta, toss and finish with parmesan.


4 servings


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