One of the first signs of spring is when local asparagus breaks ground. Asparagus Pesto Penne is a light and lemony pasta dish with a simple fresh green pesto made with the asparagus stalks.
Cornish Pasties are like a hand held version of a meat pie. You can eat them with a knife and fork too but according to the PGI they can only be filled with beef, potato, turnip and onion and the only seasoning can be salt and pepper. They’re then folded into a D shape and baked. The rules are strict, but only if you’re planning to sell them so there’s no need to worry about making them at home.
Serve a Rice and Black Bean Bowl warm or cold, with or without cheese. This colourful and tasty dish is loaded with healthy ingredients with a zesty dressing. It can be customized to include ingredients you love and what you’ve got on hand. Not a fan of vegetarian dishes? Add some grilled meat. It’s totally up to you.
If you’re new to pasta making, Gnocchi would be a great place to start. With no need for special equipment or ingredients, these light and fluffy potato pasta dumplings can be made easily with just a few common ingredients. And since they’re hand rolled, you don’t need a pasta maker.
This soup is so thick it should really be called a stew. It’s also a powerhouse of healthy ingredients and big flavours. And as if that’s not good enough, Tomato Lentil Soup with Chicken is also easy to make and light on the budget.