Creamy Dodo Pasta

Another dodo recipe. Here is why. When the rainy season started, dodo sprouted from everywhere and it was very green, healthy and luscious that we could not let it over grow. So we started incorporating it in most of our meals. This is another recipe that has made dodo very enjoyable. I have always loved creamy white pasta sauce and maybe someday I will get around to making it but this creamy dodo is flavorful in its own way and not to mention the dodo itself has a ton of nutrients. Another time you find yourself with more than needed dodo, you can try this.
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What you will need:

250 Grams of pasta

2 Small Irish potatoes, peeled and halved

Four handfuls of dodo, washed

2 C. Milk

2 Medium tomatoes, chopped

1 Tsp. Garlic, finely chopped

1 Tsp. Ginger, finely chopped

½ C. Green onions chopped

A handful of crushed groundnuts

Oil

Salt

Method

In a medium saucepan, add water and one cup of milk and bring to a boil. Break the pasta strands in half and once the water has reached boiling point, add the pasta. Keep stirring the pasta to avoid it from clamping together. Sprinkle a little salt and after 5-8 minutes, remove the pasta from the fire and drain it then set aside to cool.  Boil Irish potatoes till tender and remove from fire.  Steam the dodo until almost tender. Remove from fire and let it cool.

In a blender, combine the steamed dodo (leave a few strands for later), boiled potatoes and the remaining cup of milk and salt to taste and blend till pureed.

In a separate saucepan, pour oil. After a minute, add the garlic and ginger and salt and let them brown a little. Next add the onions and tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes are soft. Pour in the dodo puree and stir well. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and then remove from fire. Pour the sauce over the pasta and mix well adding in the reserved strands of steamed dodo. Garnish with crushed groundnuts and sprinkle with lemon or orange juice. Serve.

Let me know how it turns out when you try it.

🙂

Sophie

 

 

PS: if  a lemon is too strong for you, you can use a raw orange which is slightly sour.

 

 

LOL with Nelly Thoithi

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Hello once again. May is proving to be productive and I couldn’t be happier. This month’s LOL guest is my very own neighbor Nelly who blogs over at Whispery Wind. Nelly has a vibrant personality that shines through her blog. Take a look at her concept of living out loud.

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  1. Full NameNelly Wamuyu Thoithi
  2. Occupation
    Student- 3rd year Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town
  3. Likes and dislikes. Likes-Chocolate, music, sunrises and sunsets, the beach, fragrances and aromatherapy, shoes, accessories (beaded and bright), poetry, nature, the out doors, healthy food, photography (enthusiast), blogging, BANANAS. My love for bananas is quite unhealthy really. I like a lot of things. J
  4. Dislikes- I also dislike a lot of things. LOL. I do not like smelly people/ things. I hate rude and obnoxious behaviour. Most insects (except bees, flies, spiders and ants}; anything else creeps me out. I hate slugs and lizards. They scare me. I dislike beetroot and black beans. I hate physics. I dislike poverty; it makes me sad that there is such economic disparity. I HATE mornings.

 

  1. What do you understand by living out loudLiving unapologetically. Living to inspire, be seen and to make a difference (a positive difference) in other people’s lives, in my community, in my family, with the people I interact with.
  2. Any life changing moment that made you  seriously evaluate how you are living?Not really. Although I did have an emotional slump in second year when I was filled with doubts and discouragement. I realised I had to toughen up and make a conscious decision to be joyful even when there is no reason to be.
  3. What/who inspires you the most?
    I draw a lot of encouragement from the Bible. My mother is also a strong pillar of support in my life. I get inspired when I see people pushing boundaries in little or big ways.
  4. What advice do you have for fellow seekers of LOL out there?  Do you. But remember not to be selfish in your doing you. A bit of a paradox, but true.

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Thanks  Nelly for being a part of this.

 

 

Summer Plans

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Hey there. I am just dropping in to say hi. I have one exam left this week and then I am free!

For summer this time around, I wanna  have just a few goals and them work towards them.

1. Read one book A week

Recently, we got  over 10 Readers’ Digest condensed novels and they have epic stories. I would love to read one book  week and actually finish it… starting next week.  Fingers crossed.

2. Write in my journal once a week

Lately, I have been involved in my journal way too much(compared to the previous years) and I would like to continue with  the tradition this summer holiday

3. Work on my cooking skills

I am experimenting with many recipes, tweaking some here and there so that they can fit my budget and I would love to do this more  this summer. I mean, practice makes perfect. Right?

4. Enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

Need I say more? I want to experience this summer to the fullest. I may not go to the beach(I never do these days), shopping or do any of those fun(ish) summer things that everyone does but I want to take one day at a time and live in the moment and just go with what life throws my way. That is the beauty of life right?!

Wish me luck. Ha!

What are your summer plans?

🙂

Sophie