Pasta in Black and Pasta in White. Black Linguini versus White Spaguetti.


Last week, after lunch and while watching TV, we bumped into the wonderful film: Gone with the Wind. I cannot help it, I must watch it… no matter how many times I cried with it… I have to cry and cry again and wonder how life and people has changed from those days to nowadays.


That famous sentence rumbles in my brain: “A Dios pongo por testigo que nunca más volveré a pasar hambre”, when Scarlett is at Tara’s garden and claims to God that she will never be hungry again. As far as I know, many of my ancestors suffered from hunger… I cannot imagine how horrible that could be. Me and my family have been lucky enough to have plenty of food and comfort in life. I feel really grateful and wish everybody could have 3 meals a day.


So, this is my Christmas wish: No more hunger in the world! Do you want to put your little sand grain too? Then, make a dream come true. Get your own BloggerAid CookBook, enjoy the recipes and give kids a hand ♥. Just a click away from you.
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If you want to save some money to order the book, here you have 2 cheap, healthy and easy recipes to help you! Black Linguini with artichokes and  green garlic and White Spaguetti with mussels and red pepper.


I’m sending over both recipes to Kevin from Closet Cooking, who is hosting Presto Pasta Nights this week. Don’t forget to send your recipes and take a look at the round up… there’s always wonderful new ideas! PPN is Ruth Daniels’ famous and “old” event… this will be the 142 serving!!!


Black Linguini with Artichokes and green Garlic.
Ingredients for 4 servings: 400 grs of Black Linguini, 4 Artichokes, 6 green garlics, 2 small dried red chillies, olive oil and salt.

  • Pour some olive oil in a big sauce pan and heat. Cut and peel the greener artichokes leaves; discard. Place inside the sauce pan the artichokes hearts cut in thin slices. Put the 2 chillies and cook at low heat until the artichokes are tender. Add the green garlic cut in slices and stir for 1 minute. Taste and add salt if necessary. Strain and reserve.
  • Get some salty water boiling and add the Linguini. Follow package instructions and once cooked, strain and mix with the artichokes.
White Spaguetti with Mussels and Red Pepper.
Ingredients for 4 servings: 500 grs of fresh Mussels, 400 grs of White Spaguetti, 1 red pepper, 1 small glass of white dry wine, 1 onion, 2 garlic cloves, a spring or two of fresh parsley, olive oil, salt and black ground pepper.
  • Clean and steam the mussels. Discard the shells and keep their meat.
  • Peel and chop the onion. Prepare a sauce pan with some olive oil. Pour the onion in and cook until transparent. Then add the cleaned and chopped red pepper, when tender add the peeled and chopped garlic. Stir until fragant and add the wine, stir until the alcohol evaporates and add the mussels.
  • Sprinkle with some salt, black ground pepper and the minced parsley, taste and reserve.
  • Get some salty water boiling and add the Spaguetti. Follow package instructions and when done, strain and mix with the mussels.
Enjoy the PASTA dishes ☺☺☺

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