Italian food, so nice, even when self prepared
Today, I prepared something Italian. I loved it and therefore want to share it.
Ingredients:Almond and pine nuts
Pasta: Mezzelune con verdure alla griglia
Olive oil and spicy olive oil
Let's start ...The pasta are mezzelune filled with basil, spinach and grilled vegetables including courgette and aubergine. I bought it prepared in a package and only needed to boil it for about 3-4 min but if you really like cooking, you may try to prepare it yourself (I won't).
In addition, I decided there needed some extra vegetables so I can use the pasta spread over two days. Therefore, I cut some green asparagus in half and some mushrooms in small pieces. I also used mixed sprouting vegetables called "wok mix". Finally, I cut a garlic in small pieces.
|Some of the ingredients, i.e. "wok mix", mushrooms, green asparagus and garlic together with the pasta|
While I started heating the water, I added some spicy oil and normal olive oil (according to taste can the amount differ) in a baking pan. Then I added the almond nuts and after a short time, I also added the mushrooms and asparagus (I use green asparagus as for me their taste is much better but of course, white asparagus can also be used). After a short period, I added the mok mix and used some herbs according to taste.
In the meanwhile, the water started boiling and I added half the package of pasta for about 4 min so the pasta became soft. I also added the garlic pieces and pine nuts to the other vegetables as they only need a short time to get ready.
Finally, I removed the pasta from the water and placed them on my plate after which I added the mixture of vegetables on top of them. With all those colours, it looked delicious. And it tasted as it looked.
|Delicious meal, both for its looks and its taste.|
Some other suggestionsAs I mentioned in the article, I only used half of the pasta so tomorrow, I can have another dish. Of course, two times the same is a little boring and one gets tired of the meal. Therefore, I will replace some of the vegetables, for instance the asparagus with green beans and maybe also add some tomato pieces at the end of the cooking so they will be a little but not too soft. I may also replace the nuts with (or add in addition) cashew nuts so there is something a little harder.
And although I didn't add cheese, as we all know that can always be used with pasta.