How do you like your pasta? Al dente with a creamy sauce? Covered in a rich tomato sauce and pile of Parmesan? In a cheesy pasta bake? Whatever your preference, I’m willing to bet you’ve never had pasta like the ones Linda Miller Nicholson aka. @saltyseattle makes.
The food writer and TV host has amassed an Instagram following of more than 80K, thanks to her vibrant pasta art. As a child, Linda lived on an Idaho farm and became a vegetarian who often had to cook for herself. Her grandparents taught her how to make German egg noodles at the age of four. Later in life, she moved to Italy with her husband and learned how to prepare traditional Italian pasta. However, it wasn’t until she was back in the US and had her son that she started to experiment with colourful pasta designs. In order to get him to eat his veggies, she snuck spinach into her homemade dough — and realised the green pasta looked seriously cool!
All of the pasta is naturally coloured with superfoods like beetroot, spirulina and blueberries. So, although the pasta looks like it belongs in art gallery, it’s actually really good for you! Scroll through the gallery to see some of Linda’s finest pastapieces.
1. Rainbow farfalle
2. Pastel spirals
3. Floral rigatoni
4. Earth ravioli
5. Monochrome bowties
6. Emoji ravioli
(*update- video link currently in my profile if you want to see how these are made) I’m going to show you how to make Emoji Ravioli today on @foodnetwork’s Facebook page LIVE at 4PST/7EST- tune in. Just go to FoodNetwork’s FB page & watch for the livestream to pop up- easy as pizza pie. PS- they’re filled with a pepperoni pizza melange & I’m giving you the recipe. It’s a big-time winner.