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Penne Mushroom Carbonara Casserole πŸ₯˜

And so the June holidays have begun and my kitchen has opened. No more Mama’s cooking for the next four weeks!

So today, I’ve decided to cook a penne casserole dish. Now I know why Americans love the casserole. It’s easy to make and delicious. Just add your favourite ingredients, top with cheese and let the oven do the rest.

For this dish, I didn’t use any recipes but my gut feel.

Step 1.

Boil penne in salted water till al dente

Step 2.

Heat olive oil in pan, add sliced sausages and smoked paprika for added flavour. Add sliced white mushrooms and broccoli. Add a bit of chopped garlic.

Step 3.

Add bottled mushroomcarbonarasauce. I also do not like to waste ingredients so I added the leftover mushroomsoup from last night and about half a cup of cream from the fridge. Add penne and stir to combine.

Step 4.

Transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and parmesancheese. Sprinkle dried Italianherbs.

Step 5.

Bake till cheese melts and browns.

Step 6.

Serve hot with mesclun salad.

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Detox Water πŸ₯’

Since I’ve to be on a low purine diet, I’ve been finding recipes to make my meals healthier.

And all the health websites say I’ve to drink plenty of water – at least 8-16 cups a day. So what better way then to start detoxing my water with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Today, I tried the cucumber and lime method. Simply slice limes and cucumbers and pour water in a jar with the sliced vegetables. I’ll let it sit for many hours and then drink 8-16 cups of it. 😌

Salads and Vegetables, Uncategorized

Mushy Peas

Remember my post on Covent Garden’s fish and chips? Well, from time to time, I’ll think about it.πŸ˜‚ But today, because of The Boy’s insistence to make him fish and chips, I decided to make it the whole works.

It’s so easy to make. And delicious to boot, except that I have two girlfriends who loathe peas, so I am guessing there are a lot more pea haters out there.

It’s all about boiling, adding, blitzing and voila! Creamy and flavourful super sweet peas!

1. Boil: Peas

2. Add: butter, cream, white pepper, sea salt

3. Blitz: not too smooth unless you like it that way. It’s not creamed peas, it’s mushy peas! πŸ˜‚

For tonight’s dinner, it’s battered salmon. Delish!

Noodles and Pasta, Uncategorized

Garlic Noodles (Spaghetti)

There’s apparently some famous garlic noodle dish in San Francisco by a Vietnamese family restaurant. Today I decide to make one, though with spaghetti, after quickly browsing through a few youtubers recipes.

Here’s my take on this garlicky carb laden meal.

Brown butter, like a whole lot then add like a tablespooon of minced garlic. Add a bit of oil to stop the garlic from burning.

Add a whole lot of garlic powder, some chicken powder and oyster sauce. Mix mix mix.

Add the spaghetti and then like a cup of grated parmesan cheese.

Mix mix mix. Add a handful of fried garlic slices. These I bought from the market. It’s easily available in my Little Red Dot.

And voila! I think my picture is upside down but the taste ain’t! Oh, don’t forget to season with some sea salt!

Delicious eaten hot. Enough carbs for today, though.