I had some fresh ravioi in the refrigerator that needed using up the other day and so I created a delicious and quick casserole that went down a real treat. I used a spinach and ricotta variety and these flavours worked very well together, but I am sure they would also work very well with a cheese or a beef ravioli.
It starts by making a simple sauce, using tinned tomatoes . . .
The sauce also has onions, and peppers, so it is a great way to get in several of your five a day. It's delicious. You cook your ravioli and then simply stir it into the sauce . . .
Pour the whole lot into a baking dish and then top with grated cheese. If you use low fat (which works fine) you can't go wrong. A tiny bit of what pleases goes a long way. This was delicious! Simple to make, healthy and very tasty!
*Baked Ravioli with Sweet Peppers*Serves 4 - 6
A simple raw vegetable salad on the side made up a complete meal. I got a new Spiralizer the other day and I have been using it as much as I can. It's salad season and this handy machine certainly adds interest and texture to your summer salads!
The ICO Vegetable Spiralizer is very easy to use. Once I realized that I had to unscrew the handle and put it back on the right way it worked a real treat! (It was on backwards to get it to fit into the box!)
Not only was it easy to use, but it was fun to use! I could watch the vegetables churning out the end for hours. Well, maybe not hours, but it was fun!
I did carrots, turnips and courgettes. What a pretty combination! All went through the spiralizer with ease and came out beautifully.
The ICO Spiralizer (Black Aluminium) from Impeccable Culinary Objects is the essential kitchen gadget for losing weight and eating more fruit and vegetables in an easy and fun way. Make healthy cooking fun with the ICO Vegetable Spiralizer! Easily transform your favourite vegetables into pastas, spirals, and slices for use in salads, stir fries, or new and inspired dishes. Quickly and easily create your own potato, carrot, cucumber, courgette, celery, radish, beet, onion, apple and pear noodles for use in healthy and exciting dishes. This horizontal plastic slicer packs away nicely when not in use and the interchangeable blades store neatly underneath the machine. Strong suction feet prevent the spiralizer from slipping when cutting vegetables. This is a very easy to use machine, just secure your fruit or vegetable to the spikes, wind the handle, and instantly get beautiful spaghetti, spirals or ribbons! it comes with THE ICO 2 YEAR QUALITY GUARANTEE, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
- Two-year warranty
- Perfect for preparing low-carb meals that are fun and delicious!
- Makes a fantastic and fun gift!
- Manufactured from tough black aluminium
- All parts are dishwasher safe for quick and easy clean-up
I found it very easy to use and to clean up and I think this is a kitchen tool I will be using fairly often. I did have a bit of a conundrum figuring out how to remove the blade, but once I finally sorted it out, I was smacking my forehead and telling myself, why didn't I think of that in the first place! DUH! So simple! And it came with a handy little recipe book.
I know there are fancier models on the market, but why spend more when this one does the job perfectly. I give it two thumbs up!
I added some chopped spring onion and a tasty mustard vinaigrette and we had a delicious salad to go with our casserole! Quite simply tasty!
Note - I was provided with the ICO Vegetable Spiralizer free of charge, but was not require to write a positive review in exchange. Any and all opinions are my own. I love this machine!