Halloumi & turmeric pasta

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Eat in the colors of rainbow

That could be my slogan if I had one. I am a person who enjoys extremely much seeing colors, in architecture, clothes, interior design and of course, the food that I eat. Seeing colors makes me happy but despite that it is also extremely good for your health to eat varied. Red cabbage for magnesium, lemon for vitamin C, kale and blueberries for iron, fish for D12, carrots for vitamin A, etc. The list is long.

My point is that we humans need a lot of different vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients to be healthy and all those we can get from the food we eat, if we eat the right stuff. Vitamins from a can is never the same thing, they are synthetical and produced industrially. Our bodies can not absorb the vitamins from pills the same way as from food.

This pasta tastes heavenly and has kale, chili, tomatoes and paprika in a creamy sauce topped with fried sunflower seeds. Never to forget turmeric that I add happily in the sauce. Turmeric is ancient old root vegetable that is known for its anti-inflammatory health benefits that lowers the level of inflammation in our bodies and is claimed to lower the risk of cancer and heart diseases. In Indian cooking turmeric is very common spice.

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Halloumi & turmeric pasta for two

200g halloumi
200g pasta
half a paprika (red bell pepper)
10 cherry tomatoes
100g kale
2dl heavy cream or plant based cooking cream
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili flakes
oil
salt
pepper
sunflower seeds

  1. Start cooking your pasta in salted water
  2. Slice the halloumi in 2x2cm slices and chop the onion. Start frying the halloumi and onion on a frying pan. Let the halloumi get crispy and brown
  3. Chop and slice the rest of the vegetables and add them in to the frying pan with the chili flakes and turmeric powder and mix everything together
  4. Add the cream and stir. Let the sauce boil for 5 minutes so that the tomatoes, kale and paprika becomes soft
  5. Check the taste and add salt and pepper. Chili if you want more spicyness
  6. Fry the sunflower seeds on a pan with little oil so they get little brown color
  7. Serve the sauce with pasta and decorate with the fried sunflower seeds

 

Have a lovely Sunday!

/Anniina

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