Mercedes Sarmini shows me the quickest, easiest and most effective way to sharpen knives!
No need for a knife sharpening block, easy!
Thanks to Mercedes Sarmini from Flowers by Mercedes for the Kitchen Quickie.
Today we are shooting with my extra super special guest, my younger sister, Simone!
Wait till you see what yumminess we are whipping up in La Cocina de Juanita (my mama). Stay tuned!! X
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Like most young people, who live on their own, I never have time to cook. When I get home, all I want to do is relax and not have to always think about what I will make for dinner. Till I bought “No Time To Cook” by Donna Hay.
Unlike her earlier books, which are alot fancier, needing more ingredients, preparation time and patience, this one has recipes which are quick and easy, requiring little ingredients.
In true Donna Hay style, she has put everything in there – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and salads. They are delicious and easy to prepare with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen, or with ingredients that are easy to get at the convenience store. The beauty is they all look and present just as beautifully as her more advanced cook books.
This book no longer gives us the excuse that we don’t have enough time to prepare and cook a fabulous and healthy meal, because all the alternatives are in this book.
One of my favourite recipes in it is the Zucchini and Mint Pasta. It’s quick, super easy and delicious! Here is what you need and how to make it (Serves 2):
200g spaghetti (I recommend using Gluten Free – Adrian)
2 zucchini (courgette), grated
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch chilli flakes
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Finely grated parmesan, to serve
1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes or until al dente.
2. Drain and return to the pan to keep warm.
3. Toss spaghetti with zucchini, mint, lemon juice, chilli, salt and pepper.
4. Divide spaghetti mixture between the serving plates, sprinkle with finely grated parmesan and serve immediately.