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So today’s lunch was inspired by OTGS’ Toolset: a simple Pasta e Fagioli
That’s the Italian cuisine for you: simple ingredients that make for a great dish. And we love having all the tools and ingredients at our fingertips, don’t we!
I picked 70gr of my favorite pasta from the cupboard, Â put that in salted boiling water for 8 minutes. Drained the water and addedÂ a couple of tablespoons of RagÃ¹ we made on Monday. Then a couple of tablespoons of baked beans (also prepared in batch last week). Stir for 5 minutes to get the right temperature, and voilÃ !
Honestly, how hard can it be to make a good meal and enjoy it. All in under 20 minutes. And I had the time to clean the dishes and write this blog too!
Washed down with a 2012 “cuvee du pape” chardonnay.
it’s that time of the year again… winter is coming indeed!
Here’s my recipe:
fry the condiments together with the onion until translucent
boil the fish with some bay leaves until tender
add the fish to the frying pan, strain the broth, add the miso and cook the pasta in it
put everything in a bowl and eat 🙂
I bought The Soup and Bread Cookbook from Amazon earlier today and there were just too many recipes that made me want to start baking right away. So I tried this Monkey Bread recipe ( snapshot from the book ):
Here are some pics I took:
Breakfast: mortadella and rockets wrap. So far so good.
But then it hit me: We’re going up to Bekaa to visit Pia’s aunt. Plenty of food today! Here’s a sample (low quality pics from my phone!):
An assortment of sauteed wild greens and fresh “Aisha Khanum” beans the traditional vegetarian way:
Wild dandelion with caramelized onions on top:
Pumpkin Kibbeh with Spinach, Chickpeas and Walnuts:
I really did not eat that much, but I knew that the diet was over. The next day we were invited to a friend’s house (a sushi chef) and he made the most beautiful sushi/maki plates. His wife and other friends made Pancit, roasted chicken legs with rosemary, organic green salad, and about 10 other things. And then a couple of days later we were invited for a barbecue dinner at my in-laws. And more invites are lined up for the coming days and weeks. So I’m giving up…
Or maybe I’ll restart again in a couple of days. Meanwhile, I finished baking a wonderful whole-wheat sandwich loaf with honey and olive oil. The smell is great and I’m pretty sure it tastes great as well.
Just started the day with a healthy breakfast of two eggs baked in last night’s salad leftovers (tomato, cucumber, wild thym)