Prosciutto Cotto & Mozzarella Tortelloni with Beetroot and Almond Pesto

Prosciutto Cotto & Mozzarella Tortelloni with Beetroot and Almond Pesto

Serves: 2
1 pack of La Famiglia Rana Prosciutto Cotto & Mozzarella Tortelloni
15g shelled and roasted almonds for garnish 
1 small roasted beetroot, peeled and diced 
15g pumpkin seeds 
15g cashews or walnuts 
1 clove of peeled garlic 
Grated Pecorino or Parmigiano Reggiano
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh lemon juice 
Salt and pepper

Place all the pesto ingredients (beetroot, pumpkin seeds, cashews, garlic, pecorino, oil, lemon juice) in a food processor and mix until the ingredients are thoroughly blended. Add salt and pepper to your liking then pour the pesto in a bowl. 

Grill the almonds in a non-stick pan for 2 to 3 minutes until they are golden brown and set aside. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the tortelloni for 2 minutes. 

Carefully drain the tortelloni and stir in the pesto, mixing gently. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve.

La Famiglia Rana:
La Famiglia Rana is a family run-and-owned company. We’ve been producing the finest fresh filled pasta since 1962. From humble beginnings when founder Giovanni Rana hand-made and personally delivered fresh tortelloni to friends and neighbours in Verona, we’re now a globally recognised brand and we continue to uphold our same core values: using only the best ingredients and pushing boundaries to create the tastiest fresh filled pasta.


We were delighted to attend the dress rehearsal of Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA: a waking dream of Mexico at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

LUZIA invites audiences to escape to an imaginary Mexico into an imaginary spectacular world CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S LUZIA. The visually stunning show is a breathtaking production of circus acts which left us in awe as we watched the stunning artistry unfold.

The show was so creative and innovative and was unlike anything I'd seen before, from the moving stage to rain and water incorporated into the stunning performance.

There were high jaw-dropping death-defying acts, as well as modern highly funny comedy moments which involved audience participation.

The entire show and story was phenomenal, each act sharing a part in the unique unfolding story.
I cannot recommend Cirque Du Soliel LUZIA enough, you will not be disappointed. 

Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA
Debuts at the Royal Albert Hall on 12 January – 1 March 2020
Kensington Gore, South Kensington
London SW7 2AP

Ticket Information
Tickets are available at or 020 7589 8212.

Lexicon: NoFit State Circus

NoFit State has announced the full list of perilous and playful circus acts in their latest production LEXICON opening at the Roundhouse on Friday 3 January 2020 for a strictly limited season. With an international cast from Brecon to Bologna, Finland to France and everywhere in between, the acts perform, live and travel together in the traditional circus lifestyle.

LEXICON will present a host of heart-stopping acts including aerial acrobats such as Lyndall Merry defying gravity on the Swinging Trapeze, Vilhelmiina Sinervo and Rosa-Marie Schmid’s majestic artistry on the slack and double ropes and Pablo Meneu reaching new heights on the aerial straps.
NoFit State’s new production also brings nail-biting balancing acts including local Camden boy Luke Hallgarten who will be returning to his hometown to play at the Roundhouse for the first time with his dizzying Cyr Wheel performance. 

He is joined by Luca Morrocchi’s pin dropping Chinese Pole routine and Davide Salodini’s conquering turn on the Walking Globe. Rosa-Maria Autio and Nicol√≥ Marzoli will dazzle as an acro base duo featuring foot juggling and Sam Goodburn will amaze audiences by combining his juggling skills with a unicycle. NoFit State’s three-year veteran and second rigger Junior Barbosa joins Joachim Aussibal to inject mischief as the show’s Pranksters alongside Cecilia Zucchetti who will work across the ensemble.

The fast-paced innovative circus filled with live music and movement will break the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, the possible and the impossible, become blurred where nothing is hidden and everything revealed.


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