This is a recipe I posted on my personal blog back in 2003, when Mystery and Mayhem were still kittens. The idea was to have a pasta recipe that was done by the time the pasta was cooked. This recipe can, of course, be made vegetarian with feta replacing the chicken, and these days I might also make it vegan with chickpeas and a little chilli for zing.
I’m re-posting this recipe today for several reasons. First, Mystery has not come home, and at this point, we are inclined to think that we have lost her. I have written a memorial post for her on Cate Speaks, but I remembered this post, and thought it made a fitting memorial to put on a food blog.
Second, I have tendonitis, so typing is painful, and this recipe comes pre-typed.
Thirdly, it turns out that cooking is even more painful than typing, so I’m probably not going to be writing much here in the next little while. I wanted to explain my probable absence in advance for a change.
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1/2 barbecued chicken
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
2 roma tomatoes
1 green capsicum
1 bunch basil
200g sundried tomato pesto (the ‘stir a whole bottle through pasta’ kind, not the ‘use two teaspoons worth’ kind)
Dried oregano and black pepper to taste
300g vegeroni sprial pasta
Two black and white kittens (optional garnish) Continue reading