spiral pasta salad
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Spiral Pasta Salad

We have a bottle of specialty olive oil from Israel in our pantry, and I love how it adds a touch of luxury to this dish. The chickpeas add nutrient density, and the majority of the flavor comes from the parmesan (I used at least 1/2 a cup). This dish makes for a relatively quick,… Continue reading Spiral Pasta Salad

Pizza Lab Suva Fiji
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Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Undaunted by the latest lockdowns and curfews in Suva, a new food truck has opened for business by a gas station on Ratu Mara Road. Now, you might be saying to yourself: A food truck by a gas station...can it be any good?! Yes. Yes, it can. Pizza Lab is owned by the owners of… Continue reading Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Coconut alfredo pappardelle prosciutto
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Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

Using coconut cream to make an alfredo sauce is one of my favorite tricks, which I learned from the chef Brian Lumley when we lived in Jamaica. It's rare that we get prosciutto here in Suva, so when I saw it at a store a couple weekends ago, we stocked up. I used a few… Continue reading Coconut Alfredo Pappardelle with Prosciutto

smoked chicken alfredo
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Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken

We order smoked whole chickens from a local butcher from time to time. They're great to have around because they're versatile--you can use them in sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. They're also quick and easy toppings for pasta and rice dishes. I chopped up some smoked chicken for an alfredo for dinner last night. The chicken… Continue reading Fettuccine Alfredo with Smoked Chicken

peanut garlic noodles
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Peanut Garlic Noodles

I made this as a post-workout meal today. It's summer here in Fiji, and the humidity and high temps are intense. I like to workout at home in natural temperatures (no AC, no fan), which means that workouts get harder during this time of year because of the conditions. It's good for building endurance. I… Continue reading Peanut Garlic Noodles