“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child
I never knew that I would end up writing a MORAL STORY FOR EVERY CULINARY ADVENTURE. My last week was quite eventful since I had a lot to learn. I tried to reinvent and refurbished some common simple recipes into culinary “so-called-masterpieces” ( LOL ).
I tried out Brussels sprouts for the first time. As soon as I dropped the sprouts in hot olive oil, the house smelt like heaven. The fragrance was too indulgent and mouthwatering.
MORAL : Do not overcook the Brussels sprouts – it becomes taste-less. It must be crunchy !!
Sometimes I think the only thing that prevents me from being a perfect dieter will be Noodles. To top off the indulgent “maggi” – pair it with eggs. To pardon myself for my indulgent damnation – I threw in some sauteed zucchini for the extra crunch factor.
MORAL : Always cook the eggs at the end. You dont want your eggs to be cold and soggy.
Now I was addicted to Brussels sprouts and I would put it in almost everything. Today I had made pasta with cherry tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and reinvented the garlic bread with Arabic bread. A pseudo-Italian way of having pasta .
MORAL : Always use fresh garlic and not powered garlic. You end up with “garlic” fingers for the whole week.
I have a confession and I know you would have figured it out….. I love pasta and if I have to eat it everyday of my life I would gladly do so. Today I made pasta with turkey sausage, cherry tomatoes, capsicum and tomato sauce. It was a beautiful spread of sauce on that white pasta. I would have preferred wheat.
MORAL : It is better to mix the pasta and sauce before serving else if you are a messy eater you will end up cleaning your living room couch and yourself.
I found this new “breed” of pasta. This multi-vegetable ( multi-color) pasta is definitely a must-try-it-out-yourself fad. A succulent bologonese sauce with shredded aubergine . Splendid !!!
MORAL : Adding more veggies will only heighten the taste of pasta. Nothing can replace that !
Potato Stuffing – Long task but was worth it. Stuffed potato with sour cream and chives. Yes, that is mozzarelllllla (ooh la la) cheese.
MORAL : Make sure the potatoes are cooled before you scoop out the potato if you don’t have time – always keep a batch of ice to cool off your blistered fingers.
Bruschetta with garlic sauce, feta stuffed chilies and mozzarella cheese with hummus dipping
MORAL : You wont require any dipping once you see these hot babes popping out from the oven…. Nice and crispy