Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vegie Pasta

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here, but the past two weeks I've been unwell with an ongoing infection, it's also resulted in a complete loss of my appetite (yes, really!).

Last night I decided to make my vegie pasta, one of my favourite things ever to eat, in an attempt to get my appetite back.

Nat's Vegie Pasta

Sautee garlic (2 large cloves/3 small-medium), in a little olive oil. Add a can of cubed tomatoes, a can of water and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.

Then add;
1/2 a zucchini, diced
1/3 of a large eggplant, diced
1/4 of a red capsicum, diced
1-2 button mushrooms, sliced
12 stuffed green olives, halved
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
pepper to taste

Cook for 1-2 hours, or until reduced by 1/4-1/3 of it's original volume.

Top with parmesan, will serve 2.

You can add chilli or capers - anything you like really. Basil or marjoram works as well. Sometimes when avoiding pasta for whatever reason, I just put some chickpeas through it and eat it like a stew. I had it with thick, white pasta last night as I wanted some thick pasta and had none in wholemeal. This infection has really ruined my carb at night avoidance.

If you want to give it to kids, try grating the vegetables and sauteeing them with the garlic, leaving out the olives. You could puree the sauce as well, or cook the vegies separately, puree and add to the sauce.

Unfortunately, it did not work to induce an appetite, but I ate a giant plate anyway.

And what did M eat?

I made him sticky pork ribs.

What did you eat this Saturday?
And have you ever had a kidney infection? Ouch!

Stay well,
Nat x


  1. yum! I actually had pasta too! It was spinach fettucini with a lentil bolognese (just made a tomato bolognese and added red lentils), broccolini and parmesan.
    I hope your feeling better :) :)
    Hannah x

  2. I've never had a kidney infection :( :( :(

    Hope you feel muchos grande better soon ladybug.

  3. Ohhhh you poor thing, I've had a kidney infection before, its the pits :( I really hope you feel better soon hun
    Last night I had a delish asparagus risotto with smoked fish stirred through xx

  4. I once had a kidney infection, it was the WORST pain I have ever known! I was in emergency 2 nights running. Sending <3 and healthy thoughts your way!! xx

    ps. Does M not eat pasta? It sounds great, I'd eat it :-)

  5. this looks delish! as does the ribs!!

    I hope you're feeling better soon! Kidney infections suck! (haven't had one myself, but know friends who have!!)