This week’s offering is brought to you courtesy of my glucose tolerance test and Nigella Lawson.
Pasta with Ham, Peas and Cream! Yum!
I had to do another glucose tolerance test this week (testing for gestational diabetes), requiring me to have a high-carb diet for 3 days beforehand. I’m not entirely sure my usual diet isn’t high carb anyway, but it was certainly no hardship to eat lots of pasta, potatoes and bread!
This is ridiculously easy to make. Boil up your pasta, add the peas half-way through, drain and set aside. Warm the cream, ham (mmmm, leftover Christmas ham that I’d frozen) and some parmesan, then mix pasta through. So easy! The recipe is from Nigella’s Feast
, another lovely Christmas gift (thanks Bells
!). It’s actually from the “Kiddiefeast” chapter. So there you go, good for kids and adults alike! Interestingly, the recipe says it serves 2-3 children. Well, we’ve already had 3 meals from the amount made by the recipe, and there’s enough for another meal too.
I will definitely make this again, not least to use the rest of the fun bowtie pasta!