Hello lovely people! It’s another great week, already looking forward to the weekend!
The weather is finally taking shape gradually and looking forward to a fab summer with the children, God willing.
I say a big thanks to the lovely readers who have been sending in feedback on the new ebook. If you are yet to download it, please do and get in touch with your feedback as I would love to hear from you.
I was recently chatting with a few friends on different types of food and veggies for children including an all time favourite, pastaaaa
Last week on the facebook group, I shared a few tips on cooking pasta properly so that it appears glossy and not sticking together. I will go straight into the process….
Pour your pasta into a pot; add cold water to cover the pasta
(Place on heat and drizzle some olive oil, salt and/or chicken stock. I added a bay leaf into my pasta just for the spice of it *wink*. Bring to boil and cover pot)
As it starts to boil, the pasta starts to get softer. Depending on the quantity of pasta, cooking times will vary. However, check after about ten minutes, tasting the pasta.
To the kids’ pasta, drain off most of the pasta water when its more than half way cooked and add some blended tomatoes, black pepper, a dash of curry seasoning, small quantity of red onions (chopped), salt and some fresh peas. Allow to cook for about 8-10 minutes to get softer.
There, you have it….
The pasta for children needs to be softer, however, for adults, you still want the pasta a bit firm, keeping its structure and not overcooked. Drain off the pasta using a large sieve and allow to stand. I made a tomato sauce with olive oil , chopped spring onions and garlic, blended tomatoes and a scotch bonnet pepper. I seasoned with coriander, basil, hot curry and salt, topped with some cooked mixed veggies of carrots, cauliflower and broccoli
(chopped spring onions and chopped garlic)
Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil and add the blended tomatoes/ pepper. Then add the spring onions and garlic
After about 5 minutes of simmering, add the seasoning mentioned and allow to simmer for a further 5-10minutes. The veggies were simmered separately in some water and chicken stock. Drain off the water from the cooked veggies and plate 🙂
Lovely family dinner for all
Have a great weekend!
Remember “keep making it happen”!
Tracey x x x