Pasta La Bella Cook Style

This recipe was given to me by the most lovely Bridgett of La Bella Cook It was after a twitter conversation when I had first started using it and I remember being so touched that she took the time to email a recipe. This is why I love the food blogging community it is filled with wonderful and talented folks and I learn how to be a better cook along the way and make friends :-)

Also tomorrow is a big day for me I am giving a talk on social media to local dietitians. Its all through blogging I have learnt about social media and I hope I can share ideas with others in my profession to better reach out to the community and help folks. At the same time building business and inspiring folks to think outside the box and be entrepreneurs - wish me luck!

Pasta inspired by La Bella Cook


  • 3 small finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cloves of garlic choppped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound of any desired pasta
  • 3 cups (packed) fresh spinach
  • a few chopped mushrooms
  • small frozen peas
  • Zest of 1 small lemon


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes and white wine and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the wine reduces by half, about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms, peas and spinach 
  3. Add the shrimp and cook just until they are pink, about 2 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. drizzle with fresh lemon juice and enjoy :-)

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  1. So glad you liked it and it was a pleasure to share it with you. Looks so comforting right now!

  2. Nothing like a great recipe from a good friend!

  3. This is simple and yet fulfilling meal.

  4. I've been eating shrimp every day this week. Just craving it, so thanks for another recipe!

  5. Pasta is such comfort food, isn't? And from a friend, tried and trued!

  6. Un plato de pasta delicioso, me encanta.


  7. Simple yet fulfilling indeed!! If I wasn't on a No Carb diet right now, I would so crave a big bowl of pasta... hehe.

  8. Bridgett is one of the sweetest bloggers out there and this is a fabulous recipe.

    Best of luck to you with your talk to the local dietitians. I'm sure you'll do great!

  9. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great! This pasta looks delicious; it has all my favorite ingredients in it. Yum!

  10. Good luck with your presentation! This recipe looks great.

  11. I love both of your blogs- great meal!

  12. Good Luck! You will do great. I can tell you are such an inspiring person and they will love you:)

    Wonderful recipe...thanks!

  13. Pasta is one dish which has indefinite recipes I feel.Everyone has their new take on it.Loved your friend's version a lot

  14. Sounds delicious! I'm sure your talk will be wonderful.

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    Nirmala pasta rocks
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    Kimberly all in moderation my girl
    Kim oh thanks so much for the kind words
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  16. I am really glad for you and wish that everything goes well tomorrow.
    Great comforting pasta dish.
    Have a great day tomorrow ♥

  17. good luck with your talk. Cooking, social media, nutrition, my favorite things. Glad I found your blog.

  18. Good luck with your talk! I'm sure you'll do great! Also this pasta looks delicious :) But I do love ALL pasta, haha!

  19. Wonderful looking pasta dish...
    I hope your talk show went well, and looking forward to the details :)

  20. I love this kind of simple and delicious meals!!!!Wonderful recipe,Rebecca!

  21. Great recipe, and you're right, it's great to meet so many wonderful, kind, and talented people in the food blogging world!

  22. I love la Bella Cook and this is indeed a grand recipe. Good luck today - but I bet you didn't need it.

  23. I love how versatile pasta is. I usually put lots of veggies about 1:1 ratio so I dont feel bad about all the carbs haha.

    btw my hubbie is also from India.

  24. Teresa thanks so much
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    Victoria oh me too
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    Erica thanks I love simple too
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    Claudia thanks it went well
    honeybeecooksjackfruit thanks oh and thats cool
    carrie aw thanks
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