This creamy spinach pasta has a base of blanched spinach puree with cream, seasoned with mixed herbs and red chilli flakes. It is easy, delicious and perfect for the times we are living in.
I have fond memories of Spinach and Popeye, I am sure a lot of folks of my generation do. Popeye is the way I taught my son to eat spinach and this Creamy Spinach pasta made the job easier.
Pasta is one of the easiest dishes there is that one can rustle up for a quick meal. All it requires are pantry staples. Like for example a ‘cacio e pepe pasta’ that is pepper pasta, just has black pepper, cheese, and some reserved pasta water.
Or even a basic Aglio e olio has just garlic, chilli and cheese. Pasta can be easily tossed with any sauces you have in hand, like a marinara (tomato-based) sauce, pesto (basil & walnuts based) sauce, white sauce or a creamy spinach sauce like this one.
Pasta can also be based on the fresh produce you have. Sauteed, grilled vegetables go great with pasta. A hearty bolognese with minced meat, tomatoes and spices makes for a great meal. This creamy spinach pasta has a base of blanched spinach puree with cream, seasoned with mixed herbs and red chilli flakes. And is healthy, comforting and easy. Which are my top three criteria for cooking during the lockdown.
COVID Isolation Thoughts
I actually don’t think I have anything to say today. Or rather, I actually don’t think there is anything I want to say today. As a very selfish bitch, the past few days I have only been thinking of the long-pending Japan trip I have had to cancel.
The loss is financial AND emotional. It is a trip that I had been planning with a dear friend of mine for two years. I mean imagine TWO YEARS of planning and it’s washed away in a jiffy. I know I should be the bigger person and say it’s ok. Say that I will adjust with that. But I swear this hurts. And as much I am trying, I am not able to make peace with it.
Of course, I know I am not going but I am not able to peacefully and willfully accept that fact. People tell me that I shouldn’t crib or don’t worry, the trip will happen. But it is never the same. God knows what future has in store for us.
Apart from this rant, life is going on in a boring pattern now. So see you next time people!