Ever since the blizzard hit the northeast region, all I’ve been craving is spicy comfort food.
With about 16 inches of snow, the Rutgers campus comes quite close to looking like arctic tundra and convinced me to hibernate in my room…that is, until I realized I had no food left in my fridge. So I trekked to the dining hall today and decided to make a sriracha-mushroom pasta tossed with zucchini and spinach at my university’s dining hall. The sriracha sauce really hit the spot and I recommend this recipe to anyone battling the cold weather!
Tired of constantly adding hot sauce to your pasta? Simply add a little heat to your sauce instead! This past weekend I worked on making a spicy pesto sauce, which sat perfectly on the ridges of rigatoni when baked in the oven and of course tasted delicious with some melted mozzarella cheese.
My family recently took a two-week trip to Italy (which sadly wasn’t enough) and found ourselves craving Italian food when we arrived home. In an attempt to recreate some of the dishes we had and to relive our trip, I tried to make a simple tomato, white onion and burrata pasta. It satisfied me for a little bit, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to go back for more! Eating out in Italy taught me that oftentimes it is the simplest foods that taste the best, which is what I tried to replicate through this dish.
(I’ll be writing a few restaurant reviews and travel advice about going to Italy soon incase anyone is planning to go! But for now, enjoy this small taste of Italy!)