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Baked Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Cheese

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As an adult, I sometimes find myself craving pasta and cheese. But I prefer a slightly more complex taste than when I was a child, and therefore like to add tomato. To make this I fried minced garlic and then added a tin of diced tomatoes, along with marjoram, salt and thyme. I cooked the pasta while the sauce was simmering. After the pasta was cooked, I mixed it in with the sauce and mixed in some grated Turkish cheese. I put it in a baking pan, topped with a bit more grated cheese, and baked it for 20 minutes. I topped it with fresh basil leaves (I actually used Thai basil, as that was what I had) and served it with a salad.

This is the kind of cooking I do when I’m not in the mood to cook.

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Mushroom and Sour Cream Pasta

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A friend who cooked a meal at my house left me with most of an open container of sour cream. To avoid wasting it, I prepared pasta with mushrooms in a sour cream sauce. While the pasta was cooking, I cooked mushrooms and garlic gradually with a bit of oil, then I added some marjoram, thyme, salt and pepper. I added the sour cream to the mushrooms and let it simmer on low to thicken, before adding the pasta and mixing it well. I topped it with chopped parsley.

Penne Arrabiata

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This classic pasta dish consists of little more than garlic, tomato and chilli pepper, but is nonetheless delicious.

 

Chinese Mushroom Noodle Soup

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Using vegetarian oyster sauce, vegetable stock, and egg-free noodles makes this dish vegan. For mushrooms I chose Shiitake mushrooms and black fungus.

Pasta with Caciocavallo and Eggplant/Aubergine

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I sort of worked off of this recipe, but I simmered the eggplant/aubergine in water with a little oil instead of frying them, and I baked the pasta in the oven for 20 minutes after combining it with the sauce, eggplant, and cheese. Also I used a different type of pasta and reduced the recipe.

I was in the mood for a cheesy pasta dish but this was not my favourite.

Chilli Miso Soup

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Here’s the recipe I used. The nice thing about this soup is that it can be easily transported to work, and prepared with just boiling water.

From the bottom to the top, the layers are: chilli-miso paste, spinach, vermicelli, chilli, peas, purple carrot, spring onion, sesame seeds, coriander leaves and lime.

Pasta with Caramelized Onions

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To make this pasta, I slowly fried two small red onions with a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt in a small amount of oil, until they were completely soft and starting to caramelize. I then added half a chopped tomato and one clove of minced garlic and cooked it until the tomato was completely dissolved.

Meanwhile, I cooked the pasta along with chopped green beans. I added the pasta, a bit of the pasta water, and black pepper to the onions. I finished it with some oil with herbs.