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What a week!

>> Friday, March 16, 2007

This week has been hectic for me. A lot of things happened unexpectedly and at times I felt like everything was out of hand. But after taking a deep breath & relaxing by watching a nice movie (The Illusionist), I feel somewhat better! I will officially start my PHD next Monday, and my full teaching schedule has already been on. Hopefully I will be still able to spend some time in the kitchen, at least to cook something healthy. Living on takeaway food is not a long-term viable option.

My pantry is quite poorly stocked at the moment and I have been cooking with the minimum amount of ingredients. And as expected I mostly cooked noodles & pasta since they are quick and easy to whip up. I have made Sher’s Linguine with Arugula, Tuna & Hot Pepper, which was very yummy. Some other bloggers’ recipes from Ruth’s Presto Pasta Night have also been saved into my PC, and I will try them soon.

My entry for Presto Pasta Night this week is something I cooked out of the limited resources. At the time, I only had capsicums (bell peppers), tomatoes, some garlic, onion, basil and fresh fettuccine on hand. Then I also found some zucchini sitting in the fridge, which was a bonus. Thus, a dish so-called Fettuccine with Roasted Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Sauce was whipped up! It was nice, meatless and healthy – exactly something that I need after two or three days surviving on takeaway food.

I didn’t measure out a recipe for this pasta dish, but the procedure is pretty much similar to the sauce in this recipe. I simply pureed roasted capsicum, tomatoes, garlic, onions and some balsamic vinegar together, heat it up then toss through the fettuccine & barely roasted zucchini. Simple yet satisfying!



Ruth Daniels 8:41 AM  

The dish sounds wonderful and best of luck on the PhD program!

Thanks for being part of the Presto Pasta Night gang.

Susan 2:45 PM  

I wish you all the best! Just keep eating healthful, delicious dishes like this one to keep up your energy and your happiness!

Lydia 9:11 PM  

Congratulations on starting your PhD program! I'm sure you will find time to cook -- and occasionally even to blog about it!

Asha 12:09 AM  

Good luck with new adventure!!:))

Sauce sounds so good and I love the photo.

Thanks and take it easy.Stress free and deeeep breaths!:D

Angie 2:33 AM  

Hey pal, glad you've managed a break from that hectic schedule. But you still whipped up a yummy pasta dish, great job! :)

Precious Moments 2:48 AM  

Wow starting on your PhD! Hopefully this won't keep you away from the kitchen. I sure will miss you if that happens.

Sandeepa 1:04 PM  

Pasta looks lovely Anh and best of luck for your PhD program
Do you teach college ?

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