Pasta! … a quick lunch for a busy, tired girl who is low on blood-sugar.

Note: this was an early post in my blogging ‘career’, and as you can tell I had not at that point got my head around food photography! It was considerably more delicious than it looks!

The intelligent amongst you will no doubt consider that I can’t be that busy or I wouldn’t have time to write a blog post. The truth is that I am having a ‘little lie down’ in between moving pots, pans, plates and food around Stroud and then heading to Cheltenham to pick up some more lovely donated food (don’t worry Mother – I am delegating the heavy lifting!).
Why am I doing this? Tomorrow we are launching an exciting project to feed the  people of Stroud using only lovely food which was going to be thrown away – read all about it here! 
Needless to say, I am rather tired from all the running around and was in need of a quick, high carb lunch followed by a little rest!

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So, what to tell you about pasta and  pesto that you don’t already know?!
It’s very quick and filling and there isn’t very much washing up; once you have cooked the pasta and drained it you can throw everything else in, let it heat through and eat.  There are a number of variations on this theme; I like to add Creme fraiche if I have some  (I didn’t), a handful of pine kernels gives some added protein  (I didn’t have any of those either, so I used sunflower seeds), I usually also add frozen peas, a sprinkle of chilli flakes and grated cheese. This time, I had a little bit of leftover red cabbage salad which already had peas in it so I chucked that in.
Simples!

Onwards and upwards,
Kitty

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