Tag Archives: Pasta

Honey Sriracha Grilled Shrimp on Zucchini Noodles

Comfort food. I talk about that a lot on Raise a Toast. Those foods that just give you a big hug on a cold, sleepy day. Pasta has always done that for me. But over the years I’ve started to cut back on my pasta intake, mostly due to the carbs. Maybe that’s why I took up […]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spiced Pecans

Autumn in Ottawa Walking through Centretown yesterday it really hit me that autumn is officially here. The cool September air was filled with that classic pumpkin spiced aroma from Starbucks, Boushey’s was selling mini pumpkins and the leaves in Minto Park had not only changed colour, but many of them had already fallen off. Am I […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Lately I’ve been really trying to make everything from scratch. Everything from salsas to BBQ sauces to salad dressings. The less store bought, pre-made stuff I cook with, the better. That’s my mentality at least. As you may know, Katie and I are in the midst of training for our first half marathon. Since we’ve […]

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Goat Cheese Ravioli with Spinach & Mushrooms

This past Christmas, Katie’s parents bought me one of the best gifts I have ever gotten – a pasta maker. I was ecstatic. I have always wanted to make my own pasta, so that very same day I made a fresh spaghetti meal for 8 people. Little did I know how much work making home made pasta […]

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Homemade Pasta

I am always trying to test myself in the kitchen. I try to avoid buying pre-made items for meals. If I’m making tacos, I make the seasoning myself. For salads, I make my own croutons and dressing. So recently when my Dad invited me over to make lasagna, I decided to challenge myself to making […]

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