Catch up and a recipe you’ll love!

Hello beautiful people of the internet,

It’s been a while, 2 months actually…oops. But I’ve been very busy in that time, I had my final year accounting exams and I graduated from uni woohoo! Time to be an adult right? Who knows where I’ll go from here. My only plans so far are to move in with my lovely boyfriend next month, and get a kitten. Well he hasn’t quite said yes on the kitten part yet, but he hasn’t quite said no either. So it could still happen!

If you know me I pretty much always get sick and it’s always at really annoying times. Before my last exam I came down with a kidney infection and kidney stones so I couldn’t sit the exam. And now uni is all over I’ve got tonsillitis! Just perfect! So right now it’s pretty tough to eat stuff, I was seriously considering buying baby food. I know, I know, totally crazy.

Whenever I feel really ill I always crave the food I grew up on because it’s warm and comforting. But for a lack of ingredients in my fridge I decided to see what I could do. I remembered seeing a recipe a while ago that I wanted to try, and let me tell you it did not disappoint! The recipe is by Laura Vitale who you may have seen on Youtube. She has an amazing cooking channel and website. Β The recipe is called pasta e piselli and is so super simple to make. All credit goes to Laura on this one it was amazing! As she says in the video it’s not quite a soup and it’s not quite a sauce. But it really is warm, tasty and most importantly soft on my throat.

The recipe is as follows:

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

1 Small Onion, finely chopped
4 Slices of Bacon, chopped
2 ΒΌ cups of Frozen, Defrosted Peas
12 oz of small cut pasta such as small shells or tubbettini
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
Freshly Grated Parmiggiano to taste
4 cups of Water
Salt and Pepper, to taste


1) In a large saucepan, add the olive oil and let it come to temperature over medium heat.

2) Add the onions and bacon and cook until they develop some color, about 4 to 5 minutes.

3) Add the peas and water and bring to a rolling boil.

4) Add the pasta, season with salt and pepper and allow the mixture to cook for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is fully cooked.

5) Stir in the butter and cheese and serve immediately!

To watch Laura make this wonderful comforting dish step by step click here:Β

The only changes I made were adding in a stock cube, and using lacto free cheese as dairy doesn’t agree with me too well. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Talk soon,