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Hi Sammy and Bella,
I am making a mini lifestyle magazine as a Year 12 Media project and would love to include some cool new recipes in a food section.
Do you have any suggestions for quick meals for people who are time-poor, and any meals that are budget-friendly and healthy?
Thanks so much!
Lucy xx

Answered Friday 1 July 2016

HI Lucy,


My favourite recipe at the moment is a pasta called Cacio e Pepe, which is very simple, quick and delicious.


See recipe below:


Sammy's Cacio e Pepe

Serves 1

100g Barilla spaghetti

1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan (plus a little extra for garnish)

small handful of rock salt


Bring a medium pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in a small handful of salt. Cook spaghetti for 4-5 minutes. Or half the cooking time as stated on packet.

Meanwhile in a pan, melt 1 tsp butter with 1/2 tsp of freshly cracked pepper. Allow to bubble and cook stirring until pepper is fragrant.

Add in the remaining butter, the 1/2 cooked spaghetti, and grated parmesan. Toss to coat and add in a small ladle full of pasta cooking water to loosen mixture and allow the pasta to cook for another 4 minutes till al dente. Add small amounts of pasta cooking water as needed. you want and silky slightly thick creamy sauce to form. Stir and toss continuously. 

 Serve in a warm bowl and finish with a final grating of parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper if needed. 



Another recipe you might want to try is this one on our website.




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