Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Lima beans, Mozzarella cheese, Pasta, Spinach on November 27, 2006|
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Whenever I announce that ‘I am gonna make pasta today’, ‘Pastaaaa’ (read with lower tone) stretches my hubby and nods with no other go and on the other hand, ‘Paastaaaa’ (read with high tone) screams my daughter out of joy. What a scenario? But I vote for pasta always and we get the majority and win. It is always a perfect way to make my daughter eat the veggies.
Pasta –Mostaccioli type -1/2 pound
Fresh lima beans- 1 cup
Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup
Garlic- 4 cloves
Spinach- 1 cup
Mozarella chesse- 1 cup
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and cook the pasta to al dente. It should not be well cooked for it is going to continue cooking in the oven. Drain the pasta and keep aside.
Chop spinach, onion and garlic.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic followed by onion. After onion turns transparent add lima beans and spinach. Fry till spinach wilt and add the pasta sauce and salt (just for the veggies). Mix in pasta and stir slightly and transfer them to the baking pan. Cover the top layer with grated mozarella cheese.
Preheat the oven to 375 deg. Bake the pasta for 20 min. Atlast, turn the oven to broiler setting for another 3-5 min. Keep an eye when it is broiling for it may burn your cheeses. Dig in for healthy start in the morning.
This is my entry for WBB #7 event hosted by my friend Nandita
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Green pepper, Mozzarella cheese on October 12, 2006|
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It was my friend’s birthday. I wanted to treat her in a special way. She loves pizza but restrains herself bcoz of the fat in the cheese. I wanted to put a smile on her face without fear in her heart. So, I went on and made a pizza with a low moisture part skim cheese. I always keep a stock of store brought prebaked pizza crusts for my daughter.
Prebaked pizza crust-1
Pizza sauce /pasta sauce – 2 tablespoon
Sauted onion and green pepper
Tomato cut like a flower to be the centre piece
Grated Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup
Moisten the base with olive oil, Spread the pasta sauce liberally. Spread a base of grated cheese. Arrange the onion and peppers with the tomato carving at the centre. Sprinkle liberal amount of cheese again on top.
Bake in preheated oven at 450 deg for 12 minutes or till crust look browned.
Note : Place the pizza on the lowermost rack of your oven . Place them on the rack directly for a crisper crust.
Hope you enjoyed my version of pizza.I made light and got a bright smile from my friend.
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