I love cooking, but more so when I don’t ‘have’ to do it. Does that make sense?
It’s fun to leisurely cook with no pressure on time or need to fit it around a family routine, the kind of cooking you can enjoy on Sunday with no plans. I’m less enamoured with the rushed family cooking that takes place as an angry toddler hangs from your leg, screaming and begging to be picked up, whilst another child throws themselves on the floor in a fit of anger over the choice of dinner. I like to call it midweek dinnertime hell. This is why I often have a mental debate with myself over whether I take the easy dinner option or make an effort to cook something healthy and nutritious.
For this reason, I have a default set of quick and easy, but also tasty meals that like to cook on a regular basis. Spicy chorizo pasta is one of these and usually one of the most popular, dependent on Noah’s mood. The boy loves his food, but on his terms.
The key ingredient in this dish, without a doubt, is chorizo. It’s a great way of quickly injecting a tonne of flavour into even the simplest of dishes. This pasta is one of my favourites because apart from a little chopping, it’s ready in the time that it takes to boil a saucepan of pasta. Bonus.
The beauty of this recipe, is that you can substitute in veggies of your choice, or just work with what’s in your fridge. It’s an anything goes kind of dinner.
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