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Saturday, 1 February 2014

COLOURFUL PASTA BAKE

colourful pasta bake
PASTA BAKE - great for weight loss at around 450 calories per portion.  We enjoyed ours with a nice glass of red wine.
Roasting the vegetables first helps intensify the flavour of the overall dish. Choose whatever vegetables you like - but don't forget the courgettes (zucchini) as I thought they really made the dish. Here's how we made it:
PASTA BAKE
Ingredients 
Serves THREE
150g raw pasta
60g mascarpone cheese
40g cheddar cheese/parmesan mix
200g courgette cut into bite size pieces
150g mushrooms - quartered
2 peppers cut into bite size pieces
2 red onions quartered
garlic
basil
salt & pepper
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To start, cut the peppers and onions into bite size pieces and coat with a teaspoon of olive oil then place in a hot oven at around 180 degrees. 

Roast the veg for about 20 minutes remove then add the chopped courgette and place back in the oven for 5 minutes. 

Meanwhile cook the pasta for about 7 minutes and drain, then coat with the mascarpone cheese, basil, garlic and salt/pepper. 

Mix together ALL the ingredients (adding in some raw spinach at this stage if you like). 

Add half the cheese, stir then top with the rest of the cheese and place back in the oven until brown/crispy - I cooked mine another 30 minutes.
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REMEMBER:  - Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
You'll find our WEIGHT LOSS PLAN here. 
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