Due to dietary restrictions and laziness Dave and I frequently serve the same dish over and over again when we have people for dinner. Well enough already. Recently we opted for something a little different and in the spirit of adventure we decided on a three course vegetarian dinner.
We started off with Warm Goat Cheese and Brie Salad Drizzled with Honey Lavender Dressing. This was followed by several sips of wine after which we served up Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. We repeated step number two (the wine bit) and finished with Jamie Oliver’s Lemon Linguine with Olive Oil and Parmesan. We repeated step number two again until warm glow was achieved.
Dessert was a delicious gluten-free, dairy free chocolate cake with heaps of icing from the fabulous gluten-free bakery on Lonsdale and 11th.
For those of you who are interested here is the recipe for Jamie’s Linguine:
500g dried linguine pasta (for myself I used Tinkyada gluten-free spaghetti pasta)
juice of 3 Sicilian lemons and zest of 1 (I didn’t know where to find Sicilian lemons so I used regular organic lemons)
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
125g Parmesan cheese, grated
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
large bunch of fresh basil, leaves picked and finely chopped
handful of arugula
PS that is Jamie’s picture by the way, not mine.