Woohooooo! I finally got down to cooking a creamy tomato sauce-based pasta. This idea struck me just before CNY but I wasn't able to try it then as I ran out of plain pasta & was left with only the vegetable pasta of which some actually contained spinach. With the knowledge that consuming spinach with cheese would affect both the digestion & absorption of calcium, I had no choice but to wait until I re-stocked my pantry.
Ingredients (serve 1 toddler & 1 adult):
100g of Alce Nero Organic Spaghettini
100g of Australian corn fed minced pork
1 glove of garlic, halved
2 purple onions, quartered
9 big organic cherry tomatoes, halved
5 stalks of organic French beans, quartered
1 bay leaf
5 fresh basil leaves (can replace with 1/8 tsp of dried basil)
1 sprig of rosemary, stalk removed (can replace with 1/8 tsp of dried rosemary)
1/8 tsp of dried oregano
4 tbsps (sauce) + 2 tbsps (topping) of organic cheddar cheese
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1. Cook pasta in a pot of simmering water till al dente. Drain & leave aside.
2. Steam the remaining ingredients, except cheese, French beans & tomatoes, for 10 minutes (I'm using my Avent Combined Steamer & Blender).
3. Add in the tomatoes as well as French beans & steam for another 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf, add in 4 tbsps of cheddar cheese then blend to desired consistency. Pour over cooked pasta, top with remaining cheese & EVOO & serve warm.
Omzg!!! It was goooooooood (^.~)b With the addition of herbs, it tastes like bolognese but creamier & cheesier too. It was our first take on spaghettini & both of us enjoyed it tremendously. Much faster to cook than spaghetti but yet not too thin like angel's hair.
French Beans + Garlic = Sterilise & detoxify as well as improve the taste
Garlic + Onion = Detoxification & anti-cancer effects
Garlic + Pork = Eliminate fatigue, improve attention & help enhance immunity
Pork + Tomato = For healthier stomach & digestion as well as invigorate spleen & replenish qi