I can’t have a tried and tasted series without pasta, when my body is mainly made from it. Two of my favourite things in life are pasta and cheese. This pasta dish takes you on a journey of different flavours and textures, creamy butternut squash, salty and spicy chorizo, sweet garlic and aniseedy fennel. It’s a labour of love, you’ll get a few pans dirty. But it’s a great dish to make for your family on a weekend, or for your friends of an evening. I’ve made this twice now; I’ve made a few tweaks to maximise the flavour.
As March is vegetarian month and I know a lot of you who read the blog are, I decided to do a hearty meal. For all of you meat lovers, this is simply delicious and you won’t miss the meat at all. It has mild heat, but if you want to make it a little hotter, just add another tsp of chilli powder or more fresh chillies. It is my first time experimenting with pulses, I’ve realised they are simple to cook, cheap to buy and go a long way. I will most certainly be using more of them in my cooking. Roasting the butternut squash, adds a great depth of flavour and a lovely texture. A great treat to take to work, freezable for up to a month. I hope you like it, don’t forget that if you make any of my recipes, to forget to let me know over on Twitter or Instagram.