Here it is, my quick and healthy version of Bolognese pasta! Zucchini pasta makes this recipe healthy and my laziness makes it quick 😄Perfect 👌. So we’re gonna make zucchini noodles and Bolognese sauce with no onion, no carrots, no celery( ok, shoot me, I deserve it). Actually I’ve been making spaghetti Bolognese wrong my entire life and I’m gonna do it wrong for the rest of my life because it’s good and I don’t care 😄. And you know what? I’m one of THOSE who add sugar to tomato dishes 😄🤦♀️(shoot me twice). I would never come out with it but it’s really good, don’t look at me like that 😄 Just try, then judge! 😄
▪️4 medium zucchini
▪️3 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed
▪️1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like it (I use more)
▪️400 g beef mince
▪️500 g strained crushed tomatoes
▪️2 tbsp tomato puree
▪️1 tsp dried oregano + 1 tsp dried basil
▪️3 tsp sugar
▪️pinch of salt
▪️grated Parmesan cheese for serving
1. Trim and spiralize the zucchini. Do not peel it!! Peeled zucchini noodles become mushy.
2. Put a large saucepan on a medium - high heat, add the mince and cook stirring for 5-6 mins until the meat is browned all over. I don’t add olive oil, but what do I know.
3. Add crushed tomatoes, crushed dried basil, oregano, tomato purée, sugar, salt and pepper flakes.
4. Bring to the boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for about 40 min stirring occasionally, until you have a rich, thick sauce.
5. When the Bolognese is nearly finished add zucchini pasta to the boiling salted water and stir. See, I do salt water ahead, but salt draws out water from the zucchini and this can make it less crunchy when it’s cooked, so I cook it really quick ⚡️like couple of minutes.
6. Drain the pasta and stir into the Bolognese sauce. Serve with grated Parmesan!
Delicious and easy to make mini pizzas! Each one has charred corn, shallots, basil, and burrata cheese. I will always be a loyal fan of @hellofreshca because their service literally taught me how to cook. This week's recipes I was super into so I made sure to receive that wonderful package in the mail! #notanad#wishitwas#justlovehellofresh
Sopes are the best! A market here in town does a way better job of hand making the boats than I could. Thick corn sopes quickly fried, then filled with some frijoles de olla (traditionally simmered beans), topped with some shredded rotisserie chicken (not pictured because I forgot it🤣) lettuce, cilantro, salsa, and crema. Yes please!
Omg. We made the best, extra crispiest sweet potato fries EVER with our @gowiseusa air fryer!!
The trick is to soak the sweet potatoes in water for about 20 minutes then dry well. We coated them in a tiny bit of oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. We popped them in our GoWise air fryer for about 8-9 minutes total. So simple!
Have you tried an air fryer?? If so, please share recipes with us!
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Leftover taco meat means low-carb, rice bowls for dinner!
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A very darling friend introduced me to her country’s cuisine - Sri Lankan. She is an amazing chef and often cooks these mouthwatering dishes. This evening I tried my hands on a simple Sri Lankan dal. Though the recipe was inspired from a bunch of ‘authentic Sri Lankan’ websites, I can only hope this is somewhat close to the original version. This subtle delicious dal is usually served with rice but I chose to make a gluten free ‘jowar’ roti instead. Sharing my recipe:
Water for cooking the lentils
Thinly sliced onions
Finely chopped garlic
Slit green chillies
Cook the lentils in the water with some curry leaves, a few slices of onion, turmeric and salt. Once the water evaporates and the lentils are tender, remove pan from heat
Put a big wok on the stovetop Add oil
Once the oil is hot, put mustard seeds, curry leaves, sliced onions, garlic and green chillies and cook till the onions brown
Add the boiled dal, and stir well with the fried onion mix
Add coconut milk, season with salt and keep cooking till the dal comes to a boil.
Taste for seasoning
Serve hot with rice or roti .
I love to cook. Like, love. There’s something about being in the kitchen that makes me feel so nostalgic and happy. When I was growing up, no matter how busy we were running from school to sports, my mom always made the effort to have a home cooked meal for us. We would sit down for dinner as a family, talk about our day, and enjoy time with one another. I try to do the same for my family, because to me, it’s important. I’ve been cooking my way through True Roots by @kristincavallari and I plan to have a blog post up soon with some of my favorite dishes. So far, the BLT Pasta Salad is a huge hit! .
Down with fever after the 1st day of school in term 3. Gosh.... Hate being sick. Miss my kids in school already.
Then again i only manage to cook this simple meal. My first time:- Carbonara pasta with broccoli, chicken & mushroom. Body aching all over! After cooking its back to bed rest.