Easy dinner: Chicken, avocado and mushroom pasta

So, despite the name of this blog, I actually don’t eat baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of my favourite other things to cook is pasta. Creamy pastas, pesto pastas, tomato-based pastas, you name it, I’ll cook it. The only thing that doesn’t fly is when people add sweet chilli sauce to pasta (i.e., my boyfriend!) That’s just not happening in my kitchen. I’m a purist. Sue me.

On the menu today is my slightly healthier chicken, avocado and mushroom pasta. I’ve modified a Taste recipe because when I saw the kilojoules per serve I had a mini heart attack. And I’m not one to shy away from calorie-laden meals!

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Spicy sweet potato and lentil soup

spicy sweet potato and lentil soup

Brrr! It’s getting wintry here in old Oz and I am craving comfort (high calorie) foods like pastas, pies and potato-laden soups. I’ve been whipping up a few minestrones and vegetable soups and stashing them in the freezer for a super easy lunch when I’m running out the door on my way to work. This particular recipe is a mish mash of my favourite spicy lentil soup and a sweet potato soup that I just love. The pic doesn’t make it look particularly amazing, but hopefully you’ll give it a go and let me know what you think.

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