7½ Food Lessons I Learnt in 2012

On the evening of December the thirty-first, two thousand & twelve, I was busy being a hermit and cooking dinner. Unlike the previous year, we’d decided to stay away from the hours-long metro lines & traffic jams that awaited all who ventured out that evening to catch the fireworks at the Burj Khalifa. I’ve never […]

Adventures in Cheesy Baked Pasta & No-Knead Bread

baked pasta with spinach mushroom and cheese
I love pasta. I love baked things. So it stands to reason that I love baked pasta!

This dish was the easiest thing to do; I’m not sure which blog I saw it on (will link to it if I find it), because I just committed the recipe to memory weeks ago. Just sautee some onions, garlic, mushrooms and spinach (in that order), season, add in a can of tomatoes, turn the heat off and a 200g tub of Philadelphia cream cheese and mix until smooth. Meanwhile cook 300ish grams of dry pasta (macaroni or whatever), add it into the sauce.

Top with breadcrumbs (or cheese, if you like), then bake covered for 30 minutes at 180C, then uncovered for another 15 or until the breadcrumbs brown.

It’s delicious. I promise you.

no knead bread
I also made a second attempt at No-Knead Bread. It’s still cooling, but it sure looks right this time!