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Easy Grilled Pasta Recipes

Pineapple Salsa Grilled Shrimp Pasta

What you need:

  • 3/4 kg. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced

Cook rotini pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Set aside. To make the pineapple salsa, combine orange juice, lime juice, pineapple, onion, bell pepper and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Mix well and pour over bowl of pasta. Toss to coat noodles then set aside. Cook the shrimp on a pre-heated grill over high heat for 2 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and arrange on top of the pasta with pineapple salsa. Serve warm.

Classic Pesto and Grilled Chicken Pasta

What you need:

  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/4 cup angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsps. toasted almonds
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil

Cook chicken in a pre-heated grill over high heat for 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from heat, chop and place in

Northern Star Cafe

Whilst I was living in Hamilton and working in Hexham, I used to Duck off for lunch at the Italian restaurant on Beaumont St. The Northern Star Cafe is easy to find. It is next to the Northern Star hotel but has no association to the hotel. Parking can be a bit difficult. Best to park around the corner and walk up to the restaurant.The lighting inside is indirect and gives the unique Mediterranean ambiance.

The Northern Star is a Cafe-style Italian cuisine restaurant. They have ethnic style dishes, mostly originating from the Mediterranean coastline. They have a great variety of salad or vegetable-based dishes. My favorite is Caesar salad. My wife always takes the salad combination with fruit and King prawns. The fruit that comes with the salad varies, such as grapes, avocado, or pears. My favorite appetizer is Prawns cooked in Chilli with special sauces and herbs. My wife’s selection is always the Grilled Chicken Ceaser Salad. They serve fabulous Pastas. Their variations of fish and meat are excellent, including Chicken, veal and steak.

We like the restaurant’s selections for the lunch and dinner menus. However, there is one thing that this restaurant has

Neapolitan Pizza

The pizza only uses the hand kneaded dough which need not be rolled using any mechanical method. Also, the pizza cannot exceed in diameter more than 35 centimetres and it should not be thicker than one third of a single centimetre at the centre. The most essential condition is to bake it in a domed, wood-fired oven kept at 900 degree F for 60-90 seconds. Creating Neapolitan pizza is an art as it is a perfect blend of exotic ingredients and a traditional cooking style.

Secret Ingredients

First of all, you need strong plain flour, salt and yeast to prepare the dough. Then, you are required to work on the toppings that include plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, basil leaves, dried oregano, chopped mozzarella and ground black pepper. You can add additional toppings like finely chopped garlic cloves, rosemary sprig, grated taleggio, speck, courgette, aubergine, prosciutto and rocket leaves to bring out the flavour.

The Recipe

Preparation starts with preheating the oven at 500 degree F. After that, you may

Solstice Cafe

Simple metal tables painted over with an amateur painter’s touch, walls lined with paintings in various media and a bar serving both omelettes and alcohol, this is yet another secret spot unvisited by the hordes of breakfast feeders searching for another order of biscuits, grits and pancakes.

Solstice Cafe is what would happen if you turned an excellent bohemian coffee shop into a breakfast and lunch spot and then gave it a liquor license. The staff is friendly and on this particular Sunday morning, everyone seems to be gripping the hours before tomorrow as they sip their coffees and enjoy Sinatra crooning over the speakers.

The menu is lite, mostly consisting of eggs, sandwiches, potatoes and other simple fare. No pancakes, no super size servings. Just a quiet space away from the lines at the Flying Biscuit, Thumbs Up, and Crescent Moon – all with a huge painting of Elvis behind the bar.

Nespresso Compatible

True coffee aficionados are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee types, brands and blends. But one of the most popular brands is without a doubt Nespresso coffee pods. Nespresso coffee capsules are a favourite all over the world. One problem, Nespresso isn’t Italian and its coffee isn’t made in Italy. So if you’re looking for an authentic Italian espresso. The stuff they drink in bars, then you need to expand your horizons.

But that doesn’t mean you have to bin your Nespresso coffee machine. There are plenty of compatible Nespresso pods on the market. These are coffee capsules that are compatible with your Nespresso machine at home. They won’t break them or void your warranty. They’re made especially to fit.

When it comes to Italian Nespresso pods – that is Nespresso capsules that are made in Italy, you can’t go past Gimoka. Its name has been synonymous with authentic Italian bar coffee for more than three decades.

Gimoka got its start as a small roaster on Lake Como. Restaurants and bars would come to them to have their own special house blends ground, roasted and packaged. Soon enough, Gimoka became the fourth largest

Organic Coffee

There are usually several affordable sources of organic coffee in metropolitan cities. Organic coffee helps your body avoid these serious health hazards. Organic coffee can improve short term memory and stimulate nerve impulses in the brain to make the brain more alert. It will affect the energy level of neurons and stimulate the body to clear slight to moderate brain fog. Drink pure water along with the organic coffee to prevent dehydration which slows metabolism.

Coffee protects your body from type 2 diabetes, gall stones, cardiac disease, liver cirrhosis, liver disease, and Parkinson’s. It can increase mental alertness and enhance cognitive performance. It can improve long-term physical endurance. It can benefit the colon and the liver and helps protect these from cancer. It may also prevent stroke in people with high cholesterol levels.

The antioxidants in coffee can help slow inflammation in the brain. Coffee contains several phenols which are good at protecting the body from inflammation and free radicals. Phenols may protect against certain virus and bacteria. People with high organic coffee intake may

Cassareep Cafe on Beach

Cassareep Cafe is the perfect afternoon spot for a peaceful, lazy lunch. Grab a quick bite to eat, or a coffee, either inside the air conditioned cafe, or do what we did – step outside onto the beach front deck and sit under the trees overlooking the beach and sea. The orientation of the outside dining area belies the fact that the cafe location is in the heart of Speightstown, arguably Barbados’ third largest city. You feel as though you’re sitting on the Belmont Walkway in laid back Bequia or on a picnic at a remote stretch of beach.

A delicious and well conceived menu offers breakfast along with daily lunch specials, together with rotis, pepperpot, curries, kebabs, pasta, sandwiches and wraps. Compliment your meal with tropical smoothies and Dining on the DeckLaVazza coffee drinks. A limited wine and beer selection is available. Enjoy fresh tuna on the outdoor grill or try the delicious rotis with middle eastern spices. Both fun and affordable, Cassareep Cafe offers international and local menu items.

Plans are in the making to extend the hours of Cassareep Cafe during the “winter” season to include dinner service and sunset to moonlight drinks

Baked Pepperoni Casserole

I tend to keep a lot of pasta in my cabinets and pasta is one of those items that are a necessity to have in the pantry. You can eat it by itself or add some meat to it to create a meal. I needed a meal idea and had several boxes of macaroni noodles. Since my daughter has a love thing for pepperoni, I came up with the idea of baked pepperoni casserole. Here’s my daughter inspired meal for you to try.

Ingredients

1 lb bag/box of elbow macaroni

1 package of sliced pepperoni

1 onion

1 jar spaghetti sauce

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 can black olives

1 8 oz package of mozzarella cheese

¼ cup parmesan cheese

Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions or until al dente which is firm. Please do not overcook noodles in water since you will put the pasta in the oven to cook. Drain the noodles and add in a casserole dish. Chop up the onion and add to a skillet with the olive oil to sauté for a few minutes then put in the casserole dish. Drain the

All about Black Coffee

Contains essential nutrients

When you drink black coffee, say 4 times a day, you get good doses of essential nutrients – 1 cup of black coffee has about 6% vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), 11% vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 2% vitamin B3 (niacin) and magnesium, and 3% potassium and manganese. As you may know, these nutrients are very good for health.

Packed with antioxidants

Known to be packed with antioxidants than any vegetable and fruit could give you, it does not in any way mean you are going to live on black coffee throughout the day! The antioxidants are excellent metabolism boosters, especially when your metabolism is at a lower level.

Helps protect from liver cirrhosis

If you drink black coffee in moderation – 4 to 5 cups a day – it helps you protect liver against developing cirrhosis. Not only cirrhosis, it has protective effects on fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver-related diseases.

Burns fat!

Caffeine helps in burning fat! Yes, it is true. It is one of the major ingredients used in fat burning supplements. As you may know, caffeine boosts metabolism by about 10%; in turn, it helps in burning

Breville Cafe Roma Espresso

The Cafe Roma is great as a gift. Your coffee connoisseur friend will surely love this machine on his or her birthday. Creating cafe made lattes is such a breeze; they will think they have ordered from a barista. The machine comes with intuitive and smart operational buttons; you do not even need a manual to operate it. It is a luxury item every one will love without the hefty price of high end products.

This machine comes with a compact design. Every inch of this product is very usable. From top to bottom, you will find function for each element. The top tray for instance can work as a warming tray. The dripping tray works as a holder and even a serving tray. The tank is great as a water container.

Breville assures fast and friendly customer service. Whether the problem is a lost steam ring, a broken filter, or a defective dial, answers to your questions are just a phone call away. Breville custom support promises prompt and reliable assistance day and night. One