Fresh Pasta and Theories on Life, Happiness, and Inner Peace

I have quite a few theories on life, happiness and inner peace. One of them goes like this: “The secret to life, happiness, and inner peace is using fresh pasta instead of dried pasta.” There are a few things that really lend themselves to fresh pasta, one of which is chicken noodle soup. This is a quick overview of the steps to making fresh egg pasta!

You will need: 2 cups of flour and four eggs. A food processor is handy if you’ve got one, but you can also do this by hand. It’s much messier that way though.


Measure two even cups of flour.


Add in some salt. Measuring is optional! Just not a giant ton of salt.






Pulse a couple of times until the salt and flour are nice and evenly mixed.


Add the four eggs…


…and pulse until the dough starts to form a ball. If you want to, you can put in fresh chopped herbs, spinach, tomatoes, or whatever!


Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a couple of times.


Using the heaviest rolling pin available (marble is the best!), roll out the dough into a thin sheet, flipping over as needed. Add more flour if the dough starts to stick to the counter.


When you can see the outline of your hand through the dough, that’s a pretty good sign that it’s thin enough.


Use a pizza cutter and slice it into whatever size and shape you want! For chicken noodle soup I like this shape. But you can also do long fettuccine-shaped noodles, or use this pasta dough to make tortellini or ravioli.


Ta-daaa! Fresh pasta. Seriously…once you have fresh pasta (which really only takes about five minutes to make) you’ll wonder how you ever managed to eat the dried stuff. It’s life-changing.

Love, peace, and fresh cooking,




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