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One Pot Pasta


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My usual routine for weeknights when I don’t have anything social planned is to head from work straight to the grocery store. Is there anything more satisfying than a full fridge? Don’t think so! Rule #1 though – make sure you know what you’re getting beforehand. Whenever I don’t plan my grocery shopping in advance I end up getting half the store and throwing it away a week later… Anyway, off I go, from the grocery store, home, to cook while catching up with someone over FaceTime or the latest episode of one of my favourite podcasts.

Tonight’s dinner was a One-Pot-Pasta dish which I made for the first time. Honestly one of the easiest and yummiest things ever. Basically, One Pot Pasta means you make the sauce, and cook the pasta in the sauce instead of the regular pot of boiling water. Total flavour explosion, plus al dente is much easier to achieve when cooked directly in a sauce. Who knew?

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…one of my favourite smells in the world: garlic in olive oil on medium heat…

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I’m a real tomato freak and always add extra to any recipe.

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Voila! It really was so delicious. Can’t wait to have someone over to try this!

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After dinner I treated myself to some of my favourite sweets and caught up with Harriet and mom on FaceTime. I really can’t wait to get home this summer–its been three years since I was home during this time of the year, and I can’t wait for Saif to experience it, too. As soon as I have a minute free I keep looking up things to do and see while we’re there. Getting older and coming home is a little like rediscovering the amazing things about where you’re from and falling back in love with it every time…