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Why can’t I be a kid again???? Stew

So this is a dish made up of things I had in my fridge and freezer. It is based on a stew my mother made for us when we were kids. My mother’s recipe is with noodles, turkey hot dogs, onions and salt. It might look mushy or childish but believe me when you make this the mere smell alone will have you choose this over any fancy meal.
My version this time is with vegetarian sausages, frozen broccoli, little pasta stars, courgettes and onions. The veggie hot dogs is because I do not eat Turkey, the broccoli is because I was craving it, gluten free pasta stars because I just bought them , the courgettes because I had two left over from cooking my royal pasta dish. The funny thing is the pasta stars are apparently for kids but whatever!

For two people you need:

  • 50 g gluten free pasta stars (you can replace it with noodles or anything else you like)
  • 150 g broccoli, frozen or fresh
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 400 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 vegetarian hotdogs. I use Qourn Frankfurters but you can replace this with turkey hotdogs


Whatever noodle or pasta you are using, just follow the directions on how to cook it, then drain and leave to the side until it is time to add it to the casserole.

Dice the onions and courgettes into teeny tiny pieces. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onions. Add the courgettes and fry them.

Cut the hot dogs in tiny pieces and add them to the pan. Add the frozen broccoli. Add the salt and the water.

Let everything boil and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add the pasta and leave to simmer for 5 more minutes and cover the casserole. The casserole is ready to eat when there is very little liquid left.

Enjoy you brats!

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Who died and made you the prince of pasta??

Hey people! I do not have a good name for this dish but something this delicious does not need a name. I had something similar a few weeks ago and have since been obsessed with making my own version. I was so impressed with the chef who made the original dish that I secretly named him prince of pasta. I think my version qualifies me as princess of pasta *mihihi*

For 2 people you need:

  • 250 g tagliatelle pasta
  • 1 eggplant/aubergine
  • 2 courgettes
  • 25 g basil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 20 g pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 t teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons roughly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 500 ml water
  • 10 cubes of feta cheese

Start by dicing all the vegetables in cubes. Chop the onions and garlic. Slice the basil into long pieces but leave some leaves for garnish.

Ah yes,the pasta:
Fill a casserole with water and bring to a boil. Add the pasta with a pinch salt and let it boil for 10 minutes (test to see if the pasta is soft, it should be al dente). Drain the pasta and put it back into the casserole and add some extra virgin olive oil.

Heat the oil in a deep pan, fry the onions and garlic. Then add the vegetables and fry till they have “shrunk” a bit in size and have changed colour into a deeper tone.

Add the salt and pepper. Stir everything around and add the tomato puree. Fry a little then add the water. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Heat some olive oil in a pan and brown the pine nuts.

Put some pasta on a plate, add a generous portion of the vegetable mix. Sprinkle with some feta cheese and pint nuts. For the last finishing touch, add some basil leaves. See, you can all be princes and princesses.

 

 

 

And here is the lunch I packed for my prince who is taking it to work tomorrow:

Amazing wife alert or what

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