Zucchini, sausages and pasta

I keep pre-cooked beans and ndengu (green grams) in my freezer so my quick meals are always rice and beans or rice and ndengu. Mostly rice and beans. There is one week where we ate beans 4 days in a row! First at his mother’s house, then I cooked them the next day and then at his sister’s place and then 2 days later I cooked them again! With different accompaniments each time so it didn’t seen so monotonous but still,… that’s just too much beans!

served!

Pasta is my other fall back when I need a quick meal. It cooks fast and it’s easy to make a quick sauce for it. I sometimes keep a good portion of pesto in the fridge (which I haven’t made in a while) which makes things super easy but this sauce is also quick, and very versatile. You can make all sorts of variations from it.

The base for the sauce is:
Olive oil
Grated garlic
tomatoes
2 tablespoons of cream

Then you can add anything else you want, whatever flavours or ingredients you have in the fridge, even herbs, would work. I’ve added, green, red and yellow peppers, zucchini, eggplant. I’ve added pre-cooked minced beef, chicken breast. For this meal I used sausages and zucchini.  

cut the sausages to small pieces and fry them till they’re cooked first
add 1 zucchini, chopped into little pieces; 1 onion, also chopped
when the onions start to soften add 1 copped tomato, salt and pepper to taste
and 4 cloves of grated garlic (if you’re not a fan of garlic you can leave it out or just do 1 clove)
mix and let it meld for about a minute while covered
reduce heat to low, then add a 2 tablespoons of cream, mix, wait another minute and it’s done
toss it with some cooked pasta of your choice and it’s done!

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What do you do for quick meals?

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

2 thoughts on “Zucchini, sausages and pasta

  1. Hello Aika! My sister and I are so hungry and my first thought was ‘FAST FOOD’! Then I figured I stumbled on your blog and there must be easy things to cook up in minutes. Now I’m headed to the kitchen to cook this up for late lunch. THANKS! Now I can go gym without guilt.

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