Lately, social media talk has been centred on healthy foods, diets and new-years resolutions. And while I think there’s merit in the first one (not only in the beginning of a new year though), I don’t necessarily believe in the other two. I’m much more prone to creating recipes that are delicious enough to become a favourite all-year round, not just cater to some short-time superficial trend or pressure you might feel. So I’m super happy that my first recipe of this new decade is this super delicious and easy pasta dish! Which ticks all the boxes of food I want to eat on a regular basis – it’s no-fuss, vegetable-heavy and most-importantly giving me all the comfort I could wish for on a cold winter’s day.
Have I mentioned that it’s incredibly easy to make – you only need a handful of ingredients and the sauce basically cooks itself in the oven. All you have to do is cut up your veggies and stir it all together once your pasta is cooked. This, if you ask me, is one of the greatest perks of this dish! Especially, since my little M was born, I’m in the need for dishes which I can cook while taking care of him and his unpredictable needs. That’s why this dish is perfect for all you new mommies and busy people out there.
A final word on resolutions. I strong-heartedly believe that new-years resolutions do no good whatsoever! Any well-thought-of resolution I’ve ever set for myself at the beginning of a new year has done more harm than good. And if you’re like me and putting pressure on yourself only leads to talking down on yourself and self-criticism on not achieving more, not doing more, not being better, than stop the bulls*t and start living your life one day after the other. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 35years (especially over the past 3 month) then it’s that being in the moment and living in the present is all you need to fulfil your dreams and live the life you actually ever wanted.
Lots of love,