Monday, 16 May 2016

The Savoury Section!

Hi there amazing, inspiring people!
(Did that make your day a little brighter? With that little piece of truth? Good! :) )

I have a shocking post in store for you today and you won't believe your eyes when you read the next words that are soon to pop up on your reading radar in a few lines when I stop blabbering and finally get to what today's post is about. Right now. RRRIIIGGHHHTT now.

Ok, I'll get on with it!

Today I have a recipe.

No that's not the shock.

Today I have a recipe that is not intended for breakfast! (I mean, you can eat it for breakfast; each to their own right?) But no, that is still not the surprise...

On this very day I have a recipe that is of the savoury variety.


Creamy Pumpkin Veggie-Stuffed Pasta Bake
 As winter approaches with the cold, dark, chill of sadness... I kid, winter's great (sometimes)... comfort food is required to make the happy pleasant fairies in your stomach happy and you even happier.

But what's a girl to do if comfort food actually makes her tummy fairies a little unhappy... and decide to punch and rip and kick at the lining of her stomach until she's doubled over in pain approximately 30 minutes after eating a cheese-filled white-pasta filled dish? Why she makes a version that's just as tasty and gives her all the goodness her body deserves!
 So I made pasta bake.
And I think you should make it too.

1 serving wholemeal penne pasta (or whatever pasta you want to use)
3/4 cup mashed pumpkin
3 brussels sprouts, chopped
A few broccoli florets (4-5)
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon hommus
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/3 cup rinsed and drained lentils
One handful spinach

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and grab a loaf tin/ pasta bake tin
2.Cook pasta according to packet instructions
3.Steam the brussels, broc and beans until tender
4. Drain pasta, stir in pumpkin, greek yoghurt, hommus and nutritional yeast.
5. Add the steamed greens and lentils and then stir in the spinach
6. Transfer to tin and place in oven. Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and a little crispy :)
 ENJOYYY!!! (leave to cool first- my little mistake :)

The cheesey, comforting, warm, goodness of this meal is so gosh darn tasty and offers so much nutritionally that this dish ticks all the boxes (tasty, comforting, delicious and filled with the stuff your body thrives on!).

As a kid I hated pasta bake. As a teen I make this and I cry with happiness:


What about you?
Are you a fan of pasta bake?
Favourite stuff to add into your pasta bake?
What's the one food you always burn your tongue on? Mine would probably be pizza straight from the oven.. because that smell is too good not to dive straight into!!

I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your day, give someone you love a hug, give yourself a hug and as always EAT SOMETHING DELICIOUS!! Bye for now friendly friends! :D

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