Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Cooking

Having watched the first couple of episodes of Jamie Olivers' new TV show, Food Revolution, it's a good job I cooked a couple of healthy meals yesterday and planned to do the same today. That makes me wonder if perhaps most of the people watching this show will already be interested in healthy cooking and that the person that eats mostly fat and frozen food will be watching the other channel.

Anyway, this Italian tomato pasta dish I made yesterday turned out really good so I wanted to write it down.

From Easter weekend cooking


Can of chopped tomatoes
About 1tsp of fresh basil
Handful of Cilantro
3-4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced and chopped
Whole white onion coarsely chopped
1/2 cup of red wine
Ground black pepper
One tin Tuna broken up
1/2 tsp of chilli powder
1oz cooked pasta (fusili or whatever)


I chopped the onion quite thickly then fry it on medium eat in large lumps, which seems to leave more of the flavour in. After 5-6 minutes I added the garlic and cook that through without browning. At about ten minutes add the wine, maybe a bit of water too, and stir in the onions and the rest of the ingredients. Cook through and serve with the pasta.

From Easter weekend cooking

On Friday evening we had a selection of cooked meats, blue cheese and crackers, and a quick salad with Asian Sesame seed dressing. Does that count as cooking? Not really but it was good.

On Saturday morning Jamie insisted on Macaroni and cheese for lunch, so I made him some from a recipe I found on the internet (see link at the bottom of the post).

From Easter weekend cooking

This is pretty much the same as packet mac and cheese which he loves so much, but it's a lot lower in sodium man-made chemical nonsense. It's also got fresh vegetables in it and almonds also add a lot of good nutrients. According to the recipe it's a good source of vitamin A and D, as well as calcium.

Unfortunately, he didn't like it. In the end we had to stir hot dog in it to get him to eat any at all, which is a shame, but I tried.

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