Creamy pasta recipe

The one-pot-pasta dish from the other night was so delicious I had to make it again this weekend for Saif to try it. He loved it – so much I ended up catching him in the kitchen after dessert, eating the leftovers straight from the pot! It’s definitely on the heavier side, so after dinner we just spent half an hour horizontal waiting for the fullness to settle…



My most recent color obsession is orange. I got these beautiful, orangey lilies from a guy who sells flowers downstairs by my house. The temperature switching off and on between extreme heat, humidity and cool AC isn’t really ideal for any flower, so sometimes its difficult to keep them alive here. This bunch has made it longer than the usuals – a good tip is to give the stems a fresh cut once every day, along with fresh water.



A few people have asked for the recipe for the pasta dish, so here it goes:


  • 1 box cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves (I like garlic)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 250ml cream
  • 50 ml milk
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 cube vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil (recipe says dry, I used fresh)
  • 0.5 teaspoon dry oregano (I couldn’t find this, so I guess its optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 fresh, chopped red chili/chili flakes
  • pepper
  • fettuccini pasta


  • fresh basil leaves
  • crispy bacon
  • parmesan


  1. Take out everything and prepare/cut/mix so that you can just put everything together in the pot in one go
  2. Cook the chopped garlic in olive oil on medium temperature (make sure to use a large enough pot to where it can fit everything)
  3. Add all other ingredients (except the pasta and topping). Stir, put on a lid, and let it boil at medium heat for about 8-10 min. Then, add the pasta into the sauce, and cook for however long the instructions says (I like it al dente so I usually leave it slightly undercooked).
  4. Serve on a pretty plate – top it up with fresh basil and parmesan. I added some crispy bacon on the top – a nice addition for the non-vegs!


Enjoy! xx

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