Italian connection

When you think of a romantic date a candlelight dinner can never be complete without wine and pasta. Pasta always has been seen as food for special occasions, but in due course, the way the dish is looked at has changed.

My liking to explore pasta got enthusiasm when a little one at home expressed his liking for pasta. Yes, Pasta!!!

There began a journey to the world of colorful kinds of pasta… We know pasta is white which is cream cheese, red which is arrabiatta , pesto which is green… BUT have you ever imagined a pink or orange pasta in front of you

Yes, it’s different to eyes but healthy to eat… So here’s my version of healthy pasta

 

PINK Pasta

  1. Pick Pasta of your choice – Usually, either penne, fusilli or spaghetti is most preferred..

Method:-

  • Boil Pasta in water with oil and bit of salt. Cook it well, strain and run with cold water
  • Sauce:-
    • 2 tbsp of refined flour, saute in butter until the raw fragrance goes,
    • Add 2 cups of milk – I prefer low fat, mix well and add a bit of salt
    • Add crushed pepper and Italian seasoning

Now for the color – Kids like vibrant colors, so healthy always goes colorful. The icing to this is to add a combination of veggies to get the pink …

Carrots+ Beetroots – yes that’s the combo!!!

Beetroot is rich in fibre, exerting favorable effects on bowel function, which may assist in preventing constipation and help to lower cholesterol levels too.

Carrot The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, lower risk of heart attacks, prevention of certain cancers, improved vision, and reduced signs of premature aging. premature aging. Furthermore, they are rich in vitamin A, C, K, and B8, as well as pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

So Knowing the benefits how do we get the colors… Take the number of carrots more and less of beetroot in the ratio of 1:0.5 to get the perfect pink……

Pink Pasta with spinach

Orange Pasta – Follow the same steps except that there is no Beetroot.

Orange Pasta

 

When emotions get mixed with pasta the below is the abbreviation is what I see. This is my abbreviation of Pasta….

P – Passion

A – Accurate

S – Soulful

T – Timeless

A – Ageless

“Happy meal Always healthy meal”