Starting this week, Marko is supplying us with some great recipes that are simple! Here is the first: Marko’s pasta surprise!
Take 200-grammes of 50/50 (the healthy option) pasta and pop into a large pan with three of your favourite vegetables. I like cauliflower, diced carrot or squash and a leek.
Add a litre of whole milk (if you are older the full milk gives you the vital calories you need to stay healthy). Crumble up a stock cube into the same pan and add a bay leaf for flavour if you have one, along with half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg and a bit of pepper.
Put all of that onto a heat and bring to the boil. Then simmer until all the milk has been absorbed by the pasta (this will usually take between 15 and 20 minutes).
Grate some cheese (100-grammes) and stir it through with a pinch of garlic for flavour if you wish. If you want to add meat you can stir some diced ham or diced cooked chicken through it.
Don’t forget: Marko is currently running weekly CHAPs sessions for men, particularly those over 50, in Louth and Horncastle.
Organised as part of a TED-funded programme to encourage healthy eating and living, Marko takes charge of the kitchens – at Louth’s Trinity Centre on Mondays from 1pm until 3pm and in Horncastle at the Youth Centre, on Mondays between 10am until noon.
There is an open invitation for men to go along, have a chat and go through simple cookery – with the best thing being, they can take the goods home for tea!
“The aim is to show people, who may be wary of cooking or lack confidence, that there are some very simple and easy ways to follow healthy recipes using simple fresh ingredients and straight-forward methods,” explained Marko.
Please contact Marko on 01507 613443 or email Marko.Humphrey@mvtlc.org for more information.