Vegetable Pasta Soup

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In winters, a hot bowl of soup and a warm blanket is all I need only when I am down with cold, else you will find me with a big mug of hot chocolate. I love this vegetable pasta soup because it is a complete meal in itself and it has my favorite pasta. This is a one pot meal where you put all the ingredients in a pot and let it cook, that’s it !! Easy right? And it is a healthy meal with all the veggies in it. You can add/eliminate vegetables of your choice. So when are you making this healthy bowl for yourself and your family?? Vegetable Pasta Soup Author: The Cooking Soul Yield- Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bell pepper, diced 8-10 cauliflower florets, 8-10 baby corn, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 3 tbsp, green garlic leaves, chopped 6-7, tomatoes, chopped 1 cup boiled pasta 1 litre water 2 -3 tsp dried basil / fresh basil leaves 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp black pepper powder salt according to taste INSTRUCTIONS Heat oil in a large pan, add onion and garlic, cook stirring continuously till the onion […]

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Penne pasta with creamy mushroom sauce

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I love pasta with all kinds of sauces- red sauce, pink sauce, white sauce or pesto sauce !! When I am bored of daal chawal, the only thing that comes to my mind is pasta. Why? It is easy,simple, ¬†quick to make, easily available ingredients, tastes amazing and is filling. Make a bowl of pasta and have it while it is still hot !!¬†Mushrooms in white sauce taste delish and you can add more veggies like zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers if you want. The best part is that it is not high on calories as we have used minute amount of cheese, so enjoy it without any guilt. it Penne pasta with creamy mushroom sauce Author: The Cooking Soul Yield – serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp all purpose flour 3/4th cup milk pinch of nutmeg 2-3 tbsp cheese 1 cup mushrooms 3-4 cloves garlic 1 small onion 1 -2 tsp oregano 1 tsp thyme 1.5 cup penne pasta salt as required black pepper as required 2 tsp chopped coriander INSTRUCTIONS Heat water in a large pan, add a drop of oil and salt to the water. Add the pasta when the water comes to boil. Cook the […]

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Penne Pasta with Pink Sauce

Penne Pasta with Pink Sauce

There was a time when I thought I cannot make pasta at home, I used to think every international cuisine was too difficult to be made at home. They say you never know it until you try it. So one fine day, I gave it a try and was amazed to find out that it is so simple and easy. Yes, you don’t need any hard to find ingredients, no complex recipe, toss everything in a pan and within few minutes it is ready !! A delicious pink sauce pasta/ tomato cream sauce pasta for your lunch or dinner is no hassle. I have used penne pasta and some vegetables. You can add more vegetables of your choice like zucchini, bell peppers (red, yellow and green), mushrooms, broccoli and baby corn. Pink sauce pasta is basically a tomato sauce mixed with cream which gives a creamy texture. Some use white sauce/ bechamel sauce instead of cream for the pink sauce. Once upon a time, when I had no knowledge about food, I used to think pink sauce is made from beetroot (beetroot gives a pink color no !!) When you think about Italian cuisine, the first thing that comes to […]

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