Quick & Easy Pepperoni Pasta

A faIMG_0441irly quick and simple dish that takes next to no time to prepare.

Preparation time – 25 mins

Serves 2

Ingredients:

200g of wholemeal pasta, penne or fusilli

8 slices of pepperoni, diced

Half an onion, diced

Half a red pepper, diced

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

Handful of spinach

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Firstly, add a table spoon of olive oil to a deep frying pan on a medium heat, making sure the olive oil is coating the bottom of the pan. Then add your diced onions, one of the crushed garlic cloves, the red pepper and the nutmeg. The nutmeg really brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes, which complements the smoky spice of the pepperoni. Gently stir until the onions have softened and then add the pepperoni. Turn the heat down low and continue to stir gently. Add a sprinkle of salt and a drop of olive oil to a medium sized pan and then add your pasta. pour 600ml of boiling water in the pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

After your pasta is nicely simmering, add your chopped tomatoes to the pepperoni stirring it in thoroughly. put the lid on the frying pan and leave it until the pasta is done. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and then add the pepperoni sauce to the pasta.

To garnish, quickly rinse the frying pan, adding 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining garlic clove and on a low heat add the spinach, working it around the pan as it wilts to cover in the garlic. add this on top of your pasta once it has been served into bowls/on plates. Salt and pepper to taste, and Parmesan if desired.

 

 

My Top 5 EDM records since 2010

 

5. Skrillex and Diplo Present: Jack Ü – Jack Ü (2015) Skrillex_and_Diplo_Present_Jack_Ü

The first record released by Jack Ü, the name under which Diplo and Skrillex collaborate under, is an absolute banger. As well as nabbing the Grammy for best Dance/Electronic album earlier this year and producing the massive hit Where are Ü Now ft. Justin Bieber (which also won a Grammy) , They create a great album that features a sound that perfectly mixes their own musical backgrounds while producing a fresh and interesting sound.

 

4. Random Access Memories – Daft Punk (2013)

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The Grammy award-winning Random Access Memories was a triumphant return for French Electro Duo Daft Punk after being pretty quiet on the creative front for a few years, with the terribly infectious Get Lucky as the lead single. Probably their best album since Discovery, it is definitely one of the best Electro Pop albums in the past decade.

 

3. Album Title Goes Here – Deadmau5 (2012)

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The sixth studio album from Canadian Progressive House DJ Deadmau5 is a bit more experimental than previous albums, and is all the better for it. Standout track Professional Griefers ft. Gerard Way is one of the catchiest songs to ever grace the ears of man (check out the video too, it has giant robot mice throwing down UFC style) and while the album has a fairly dark tone, you can’t help but move to it.

 

2. No More Idols – Chase & Status (2011)

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No More Idols broke a lot of ground when it was released, every track sounding vastly different from the previous one, taking elements of D’n’B, Dubstep, Big Beat and Grime, as well as many other genres. Another thing that adds to the quality of the album is the choice of guest vocalists, from the powerful performance by Mali on Let You Go, to the manic intensity of Tempa T on Hypest Hype. Overall this makes for an intriguing listen that perfectly showcases the talent that Chase & Status have expressed throughout their career.

In Colour – Jamie XX (2015)

Jamie XX In ColourNominated for best Electronic/Dance album earlier this year, In Colour blends elements of Electronic, House and Future Garage into 13 tracks of pure greatness. This being his first solo outing, he has done well to separate himself from his band, despite tracks like Loud Places ft. Romy sounding just like an XX track with extra Jamie, there are plenty great tunes such as Obvs and I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) that show his diverse influences and his ability to seemingly turn his hand to any form of electronic music he pleases.