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Roasted tomato soup.

Roasted tomato soup.

The first thing I have to do, posting this recipe, is a disclaimer: this recipe comes from the magazine Jamie, Italian issue, it’s good and the soup turns out great BUT for me and all the Italians out there this is and always will be a tomato sauce to season a rich plate of pasta and not something you eat with a spoon.

I’m a mum to a 6 y.o. boy who drinks tomato sauce from the can, you must admit eating it with a spoon is an upgrade then I’ve tried this soup.

Lettuce soup.

Lettuce soup.

 This time I’m so late for the usual recipe exchange with my Bloggalline friends.

This month I’m paired with L’angolo cottura di Roby, it’s filled with many tasty things, I left my heart and my eyes on some baking recipes but, as we’re still dieting hard, I decided to make a pureed soup.

Deadline is on 7th, only today I managed to make this soup: not a recipe matter as this is quick and fast but spring brought us some illness; Lorenzo, after Easter, suffered of flu and stomachache with high temperatures.

He’s very tired and he needs some extra snuggles.

Wholewheat noodles with dry tomato’s pesto, smoked paprika and chives.

Wholewheat noodles with dry tomato's pesto, smoked paprika and chives.

Few weeks ago the marketing staff from Luciana Mosconi ( Italian brand leader of dry egg pasta) asked me for some recipes with their products: even if I’m a fresh pasta lover, I have the chance to use wooden rollpin and cutting board from my grand-grand mother and I still have a mother-in-law who still makes fresh egg noodles every sunday by hand I find the possibility to store some egg pasta ready to use is often more than useful, it’s redeeming.

I’m not the kind of person who refuses large scale products, they just have to come from a factory/ brand I trust.

In this recipe I used wholewheat noodles as the wholewheat pasta is hard to spread, it’s soft and prone to holes and to stick to the rollpin.

We can say Luciana saved me a lot of work! 🙂

I have just a couple of photos of the dish because I was too focused doing what the staff asked me to take some pictures just for the blog, I hope you can understand. 😉

This little set back is going to include also the other recipe I made.

If I may say so myself they both turned out very well: created, tried, adjusted and now ready for you.

Let’s start with the first one.

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Wholewheat noodles with dry tomato's pesto, smoked paprika and chives.
  1. Blend sundried tomatoes with their oil or some olive oil until you have a smooth pesto.
  2. Add smoked paprika and mix well.
  3. Boil pasta into salted water, drain noodles and keep some of the water aside.
  4. Season pasta with pesto, if it's too thick add few spoons of cooking water.
  5. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.


Wholewheat noodles with dry tomato's pesto, smoked paprika and chives.


Eggplants’ patties.

Eggplants' patties.

Since I was a toddler, at home, the watchword has been “eating light”.

A father with austere tastes and accustomed to small portions, a mother with a steady eye to the scale and me, grownt with anunmanageable hatred for green beans because I’ve been forced to eat them for years.

Maybe from all this comes my love for food and cooking.

All this attention to ingredients and calories sometimes brings to something good like those patties.