My mushroom cheesy sauce has indeed come a long way . . . evolving from the 2 main basic ingredients to 3, & now to this latest version which actually includes 4. I guess in this case, more is indeed better..lolz!
Ingredients (serve 1 toddler & 1 adult):
100g of Australian corn fed minced pork
2 big portobello mushrooms, torn into smaller chunks
50g of enoki mushrooms
1 medium-sized yellow onion, cut into quarters
1 clove of garlic
3 tbsps of organic cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp of grated Parmesan cheese for garnishing
10 stalks of organic French beans, diced
100g of edamame
1 cup of Alce Nero's Organic Vehicle Shapes Pasta
1. Boil water then pour enough to cover the washed edamames to warm them up for 3 minutes. Cook pasta in the remaining simmering water till al dente. Drain & leave aside.
2. Steam the remaining ingredients, except French beans & cheeses, for 10 minutes (I'm using my Avent Combined Steamer & Blender).
3. Add in the French beans & steam for another 5 minutes. Remove the French beans, add in the cheddar cheese then blend to desired consistency. Pour over cooked pasta, top with Parmesan cheese & serve warm.
My boy was kinda excited as he ate his pasta today. Other than the improved taste, he was pretty fascinated with the new "Alce Nero's Organic Vehicle Shapes Pasta" as they're shaped as different vehicles which include cars, motorcycles, trucks, trains & aeroplanes. The added bonus was that it also came with a much lower price tag. NTUC outlets are selling 2 packs (250g per pack) for only $4.05. The Organic Dinos / Farm / Safari Kids Pastas which I used to buy cost $6.40 for a pack of 300g. I don't think I need to do the Math here for you to see that this is so much cheaper in comparison. One thing to note is that it's stated on the packaging that it's recommended for toddlers 24 months & above. Since I've even fed adults' organic fusiili to BB & he had no problem chewing those, I knew he would be able to chomp these down without difficulties too.
The other packet I bought was "Alce Nero's Organic Vegetable Alphabet Pasta" which comes in plain, spinach & tomato flavours. Similarly, it costs only a fraction of "Bellamy's Organic Vege Macaroni" ($6.95 for 175g) which I had been using. The only apparent "advantage" Bellamy has over Alce Nero is that it includes a beetroot flavour too.
Garlic + Pork = Eliminate fatigue, improve attention & help enhance immunity
Garlic + Onion = Detoxication & anti-cancer effects
French Beans + Garlic = Sterilise & detoxify as well as improve the taste