SPELT PASTA WITH COLORFUL VEGGIES

For this recipe, I would recommend using spelt or any kind of wholegrain pasta because it has a richer flavor. But you can definitely use any kind of pasta you prefer- wheat or brown rice pasta (I have never tried it though!)

Serves 2:

  • 200-250 g spelt pasta (fusilli or penne)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2-1 red pepper
  • 2 small tomatoes (you can also use colorful cherry tomatoes!)
  • 2 handfulls of fresh spinach or young beetroot leaves
  • some grated mozzarella or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbspns olive oil (for cooking)
  • some soy or Worcester sauce
  • salt, pepper

First of all, preheat water in a large pot. When it starts boiling, add in pasta, a pinch of salt and pour in a little bit of olive oil. Follow the instructions that are given on the package, but spelt pasta normally takes about 7-9 to cook. Italians usually prefer pasta to be al dente, which means having somewhat firm texture.

In a pan, preheat about two tablespoons of olive oil (be careful- do not burn it!) Chop one onion and add it into the pan and let it cook until lightly browned. Bash two cloves of garlic and it into the pan. Cut red pepper into thin slices, add it in as well. Let it cook for a couple of minutes, but make sure to leave some crispiness to it! Chop two small tomatoes and add them into the pan. After a minute or so, add in rinsed spinach or beetroot leaves, combine all the vegetables well and reduce the heat.

When your pasta is cooked, pour it into the pan, drizzle some soy sauce, flavor with salt and pepper and mix everything carefully. Add in a generous amount of grated cheese (because who doesn’t love that cheesy flavor?) Let the pasta cook for a couple of minutes or until cheese gets that amazing roasted flavor. Enjoy!

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This recipe is great as a healthier pasta alternative, yet absolutely delicious! You can serve it with some fresh salad just to be all fancy (but it actually makes serving look colorful and eye- catching!)

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Spring is finally here!

Hello there lovely people! How are you all doing?

It’s definitely been quite a long time since I’ve written a proper post in my blog and today I felt that I’ve missed chatting about random things so much! So I really hope you’re feeling just the same, haha!

So since the spring is finally knocking at the door (oh, I begin to sound as cheesy as possible!) and the weather is getting warmer, I’ve noticed that each year many people start to overthink their daily routines, eating habits, exercises that have been dominating during the cold periods. Because who wants to replace those warm creamy soups and filling stews during winter time? But in the spring it seems that we want something lighter, yet still filling and delicious. Therefore, I’ve tried out some recipes that are becoming more and more popular these days and I’ll definitely share them with all of you!

By the way, what do you think about some lifestyle-related posts? Or maybe you have some tips to share with other readers? Make sure to leave them in the comments!

Anyway, I really hope that soon I’ll be able to write and post more recipes in this blog because now I feel really excited about trying out new things and trends! Do you have any post recommendations or topics that you’d like to hear me talking about? I’d absolutely love to know what you think!

Have a great day!