Baked Rigatoni with Brussels Sprouts, Figs, Pears, Apples, Fontina & Gruyère

I  love, love, love cooking for friends and family. It is such a release to me and a great excuse to have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand with the music blasting (and not the TV).

Last night we had some friends over because I planned to cook this week’s Food Matter’s Project dish “Baked Rigatoni with Brussels Sprouts, Figs & Bleu Cheese.”

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The Hangover Cure ::: Taiwan Ramen Noodle Soup

We are recovering from the MiamiBeatOhioState game today so I thought a hangover cure recipe was appropriate.

If you haven’t noticed by now I love spicy food. My love for it seems to grow year by year and now that I am getting my favorite recipes down in writing on this blog I am noticing how obsessed I am.

When we lived in Manhattan Beach we would visit Sashi at least once a week {usually after a long night out for a hangover cure}. Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna and the Taiwan Ramen Noodle Soup were my go to items on the menu. Oh and if you haven’t had Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna you are missing out and you need to visit Koi, Nobu, Sashi, or Katsu-ya. I haven’t attempted it at home, but I really need to. It is a 3 way contradiction (hot and cold, soft and crunchy, sweet and spicy) and proof that opposites attract.

Taiwan Ramen Noodle Soup 

Who doesn’t love Ramen? Since I haven’t found anywhere in Miami that makes anything similar (and the 25 cent package kind is really only good for poor college kids) I was thrilled when I found the recipe for the Sashi soup online. It is spicy and a little sweet {my favorite combo} and insanely addicting. A great hangover cure as well. 😉

Recipe found here.

I like to make it so hot your nose runs {also kicking your hangover’s ass}. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it’s soup, this is a hearty and very filling meal. YUM!

::: keelymarie :::