Updated: Oct 19
Why is it, that cooking just the right amount of pasta for one person is just so darned IMPOSSIBLE?!!
Without fail, there’s almost always enough left over to feed at least one other person... three if we’re being really honest!!
Among the annoyances of such a misjudged farfalle portion, there’s the fact that, contrary to all those ‘it’ll-do-for-lunch’ justifications, most of the time, all those lovely carbs have a better chance of feeding the bin (and our guilt!) than the next day’s lunch whim!
If there is one thing we’re all getting better at this year in particular, though, it’s finally getting round to putting the old ‘waste not, want not’ adage into practice.
This is a message that’s doing the rounds especially today, with World Food Day driving home the importance of not wasting what we have, or buying more than we need.
Much of this comes down to small changes, such as bringing common sense into the ‘best before’ equation, utilising our freezers more, and giving a second chance to our leftovers... especially that pasta!!!
Pasta which might otherwise be destined for the bin, can be easily transformed into a quick, tasty and healthy snack, simply by baking it in the oven with salt, pepper, olive oil… and a dash of smoked paprika for good measure.
We’ve put a demo over on our Instagram stories, and the recipe is below:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Take your leftover pasta, and coat in olive oil
Add salt, pepper and a dash of smoked paprika
Make sure the pasta is coated, then spread on a baking tray
Bake for 20 minutes until crunchy!