Roasted Pepper Pasta

Confession: I’m eating too much

My excuses for eating too much at the moment could include:

  • It’s cold outside and I need to eat lots of tasty morsels to keep me warm
  • I hate winter. What can I do to take my mind off the fact that it’s winter. Mmmmmm, what’s in the fridge?
  • The kitchen is my favourite room in the house. Oooh, while I’m here I’ll just taste…
  • I’m a food blogger. I write, cook and test (read taste) recipes for a living. I’m taking one for the team here readers cooking, tasting I mean tasting, redoing and tasting again….
  • Damn it! I just love eating.

And whilst all of the above is true, I really think what’s getting me right now is the snacking. It started a year ago when my back gave up on me and I was confined to a bed for quite some time. What do you do with all that time on your hands? Well, if you’re like me you snack. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, a little bit of this with that and before you know it you’re in a habit. A bad habit.

And so to break this bad habit, I’m reprogramming: cutting back a little, choosing different snacks (there absolutely no point in telling myself that I won’t snack because I know I will). No diets though; diets don’t work – too much deprivation (which should be avoided at all costs). And I don’t have to look too far for recipes that are light but still tasty, they’re all here.

I just need to plan better (and perhaps exercise a little self control…..). I’ve written about it in my weekly spot at Village Voices. In fact, I’m starting a weekly diary to document my journey back to a less lumpy, happier and healthier me – tune in on Thursdays to see how I’m going.

And in the theme of lighter food, I thought I’d bring you one of my favourite pasta dishes: Roasted Pepper Pasta. The vegetables are roasted which seems to intensify the flavour, making the sauce lip-smackingly good. Honestly, my toes curl in anticipation of making it, it’s that good. Try it and let me know what you think.

Are you a snacker? What’s your absolute favourite snack of all time? I think mine is cheese and crackers – an type of cheese with any type of cracker in fact….

Roasted Pepper Pasta


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