I haven't cooked much this weekend though as I needed to rest. Its been an extremely busy week, in fact its been unbelievably manic since April, which is in stark contrast to a number of people I work with who say that their pace of life have slowed down and they could get used to it, I can only wish I had that privilege.
So I am sharing this Chilli Carrot Pasta Salad that I made late last month. It was one of those recipes where I thought i was being both frugal and innovative with the carrots. However the idea in my head was better than the actual execution of the recipe. I don't know why I thought the carrots would break down like red lentil dal and cling to the penne pasta like sauce, but that is not what happened. The carrots were grate-y, in fact looking at it you would think there were red lentils in this, but no.
The flavours were alright though - mildly spiced. The recipe is not dissimilar form the Garlicky Rainbow Chard Pasta Salad, but with the addition of carrot. Once the carrot had softened up, I used my hand blender thinking it would turn smooth, but it just grated the carrots - I don't know what I was thinking, in fact i wasn't thinking properly. Regardless of the texture, it tasted okay and was alright to tuck into for working lunch at home.
I also made Orange Drizzle Cake adapted from the 'Lemon Balm - Lemon Drizzle Cake' that I shared last month.
It was good.I am sharing this Chilli Carrot Pasta Salad with Soup, Salad and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.