All posts tagged: vegetarian pasta

courgette pasta

Pasta is comfort food at it’s best, right? Too bad it often leaves us with an over-full belly and a guilty conscience. Yesterday I finally got myself a vegetable spiralizer (Spirelli from Gefu) and Oh it certainly was 20 EUR well spent! As we were turning this crispy, creamy pasta around our forks, it was hard to believe we were eating mostly raw veggies. So I needed to share this discovery with you immediately. Summer night comfort pasta, here it comes: pasta: 2 courgettes (cleaned and 1 cm from one end cut off) creamy sauce: 1 soft avocado 2 tbsp cashew nut butter a generous squeeze of lemon 2 sprigs of fresh mint 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper toppings: 4-6 stalks of asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut into 2-3 cm pieces. 1 small onion, peeled & chopped 3 big cloves of garlic, chopped or crushed butter to cook 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped Spiral the courgettes into noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a peeling knife to make thin slices …

lunch at the laundrette

Since I’m busy packing, I have to make the most of every minute. I was trying to make a super fast pasta while my clothes were turning round and round in the machine at the laundrette. But once the pasta was cooked I had to run again to throw my laundry into the dryer. So, I ended up eating my lunch at the laundrette while listening to the humming of the machines. While I was eating my pasta from a lunch box, I remembered my favorite café in Saint Petersburg. At Stirka you could order drinks, delicious toasts and listen to live music while waiting for your laundry. I even ended up having a photo exhibition there. Those were the times… And for the pasta: Chop one onion and some garlic and fry them a bit in olive oil in a saucer. Add some dark soy mince (spiced with soy sauce, chili and paprika powder and salt. You should add some water to the soy mince 15min earlier, so it’s nice and ready to use). Then add …

when something comes out of nothing

Coming home after a 10 hour working day I find my fridge looking like this: But with the help of some whole wheat spaghetti and soya mince I have in the cupboards, I’m able to start making a pasta veggie bolognese. I let the soya mince soak up some water and spices while I chop the tomatoes and let them boil for a while in a little bit of water and what’s left of a jar of Arabbiata sauce. I fry the onion and some garlic, add the soya mince to the pan, then add the tomato sauce, stir and let it brew until the pasta is ready. I add a few sun dried tomatoes, some Parmesan and black pepper on top; not bad actually.

Friday night

Tonight I stayed in, ate delicious pasta, followed by some raspberry sorbet. A glass of wine and Sleepless in Seattle. The perfect way to recharge my batteries after a week at the office. Fry a sliced onion and some red sweet pepper in a frying pan in a generous amount of olive oil. Add some garlic, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. Spice with salt, pepper and some balsamic cream. I would’ve added some fresh basil, if I’d had some. Boil some tagliatelle and enjoy!