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Ah the Internet – providing us with so many cat videos we could spend our lives distracted and answering life’s most mind-boggling questions.

Finally one web hero has taken it upon themselves to expand the boundaries of our brains by giving us the answer to one such question and explaining what that random hole in the centre of spaghetti spoons is actually for.

And Imgur user PolarChi really outdid themselves with this one as not only have they solved the spaghetti spoon problem, they’ve also prevented us from wasting years more pasta in the process.

It turns out that hole equals exactly one portion of uncooked spaghetti so from now instead of taking a guess at how much a portion could be – and accidentally cooking a bucket-load for one – you can measure the perfect amount with the very spoon you’ll use to serve it.  

Did you know, that the hole in your spaghetti spoon holds the recommended portion for one serving size of spaghetti.



While we have all considered at some point or another a nice cup of coffee to get us over that post-dinner slump, we didn’t exactly envision this as the way forward.

As part of an in-store and outdoor advertising campaign, Sainsbury’s is suggesting that customers add coffee to their spaghetti bolognese.

Many customers have not taken this news well. Many had serious questions concerning quantity, quality and just general coffee to water ratios.




Then there were a few foodies who didn’t understand all of the fuss.

There's always one… 

Buzzfeed spoke to Sainsbury’s to clear up some confusion and make sure they are actually advocating such a recipe. They are, and they had an interesting explanation.

“The coffee adds a underlying depth of flavour that helps to balance the sweetness of the tomato-based ragu.”

They also added that it is not the first time sweet and savoury have collided on our dinner plates:

“Rather like adding chocolate to chilli con carne, which is another of our recommended twists – although that one is a little better known.”

If you are in any way intrigued, then make sure you check this video for a full explanation:


With Hollywood’s hottest women all boasting gluten-free diets, it sure does seem like there is method to their madness.

We’re talking Zooey Deschanel, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name but a few.

Sure, we would all love to look like them but when the other option is eating a big bowl of spaghetti Bolognese and a slab of garlic bread… is giving it all up really worth it?

Thankfully, we now no longer have to make that choice.

Pasta with benefits’ has just been launched by the family-owned company, Leaves.

The company is run by husband and wife, Nico Oliveri and Sabine Hobbel. Sabine is a Dutch elite athlete and health researcher and her husband is an Italian chef who was determined to find a suitable pasta alternative after he discovered he had a wheat intolerance.

And their answer was the world’s first pasta with benefits. Made of entirely chickpeas and buckwheat, it contains 50 percent more protein and three times more fibre than regular pasta.

It is also the only pasta in the world that can provide all the essential amino-acids as well as being high in 10 key minerals and vitamins.

Finally, a pasta that we can enjoy and not feel guilty (or bloated) about afterwards.

It can be purchased online or in select Supervalu and specialty stores throughout the country. 


This is a really easy dinner to throw together after a long day at work.

Serves One

What you’ll need:

  • 75g wholewheat spaghetti
  • Juice and rind of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • handful of breadcrumbs
  • Sprinkle of feta (optional)

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Cook the spaghetti as instructed on the packet and set aside.
  2. In a frying pan heat the olive oil and add the garlic, soften.
  3. When the garlic has softened add the breadcrumbs and combine so they soak up the oil and garlic flavours.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice and add the rind, heat for a further 5mins.
  5. Combine the spaghetti and the breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Stir in the chopped basil.
  7. Sprinkle the feta over the dish, if using.
  8. Enjoy!