Play With Your Food: Ravioli

This post is a little late, but as a follow-up to the previous week’s bowtie pasta, the latest felt food is ravioli. Ravioli is another easy pasta to replicate in felt which doesn’t require much time or materials. This time I used green felt to make spinach ravioli.

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Felt Ravioli
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Supplies/Tools: felt, polyfil, hot glue, pinking shears, ruler, (optional: cutting mat and rotary cutter, or scissors)
Felt Ravioli

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This recipe was adapted from a Whole Foods circular. The pea puree is quick, easy, and light; a nice change from the typical tomato or cream sauces used with ravioli. I topped it with pea pod sprouts from Trader Joe’s that I happened to have in the fridge. They were nice because it added a nice element visually, but also taste-wise texturally by adding a crunch. Fresh spinach ravioli from Dave’s Pasta was also used rather than frozen ones. Continue reading

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Play With Your Food: Bowtie Pasta (Farfalle)

Farfalle is a great pasta to make into play food because of its distinctive look that is easy to replicate.

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Felt Farfalle
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Tutorial to follow.

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I improvised this recipe years ago by simply replacing the powdered cheese with deli cheese slices. It’s as easy as macaroni and cheese from the box because it follows the same directions and doesn’t take much more time. I usually like to add broccoli and occasionally some grape tomatoes (if I have them on hand).

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