Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Made-up Recipes

Fitness is, "the condition of being physically fit and healthy".

I have seriously slacked in this end. I'll tell you all about this new program I am trying out in my next post, but for now let's talk food. In my ideal kitchen there would be a surplus of cheeses, ice cream, cakes, white bread.. Need I go on? Fortunately for me I have adopted the ways of all things brown (doesn't sound right, I know.) Brown rice, brown bread, brown pasta and even brown noodles. It makes me feel better about eating carbohydrates. 
Anyways, I was straying from the topic of my made up super simple recipe. It has most likely probably been done a hundred times but here's my version from my head:

You'll need: 
Garlic cloves, coconut oil (or olive oil), mince meat (beef or turkey is the best), pasata, cumin, chilli pepper, paprika, basil (dry or leaves), any vegetable you see fit. I have even used kale in this dish. Oh and of course you'll need brown pasta and some mozzarella cheese. I don't know why mozzarella is the cheese that pops up in diet books such as The South Beach Diet Book.. so I figured this was the best option.

I use coconut oil in cooking because it's supposedly the new "superfood" with proven health benefits including fat loss and better brain functioning. Don't worry, it doesn't add a coconut taste to your cooking! I wouldn't use it if it did (YUCK).

What to do (in a nutshell): 
Since I always use carrots, I usually fry them with the chopped up garlic at the start to insure they're cooked all the way through in the end. 
Add mince meat (I usually use lean mince beef, I know turkey would be better health wise!) until brown/white. 
I boil up some pasta in the background
I stir in a tablespoon of chilli powder, paprika, cumin, basil and pinch of salt. (four people recipe by the way)
I preheat the oven to 200 degrees
I add two peppers (green preferred, less sugar), mushrooms, tomatoes, celery and asparagus. I basically use whatever I can get my hands on. This is a good way to use up all your extra vegetables and whatnot. 
I add the pasata sauce and bring to boil. 
Once this is all cooked I mix the pasta and meat into a dish and layer the top with grated mozzarella cheese and bake. 

Annnnnd out comes Pasta Bake in 20 minutes. 
Serve with some yummy salad.

Sometimes I use actual chili peppers instead of powder

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