RECIPE: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp's mouthwatering pasta with fresh sides

RECIPE: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp's mouthwatering pasta with fresh sides

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp's 2020 is already in full swing. She's doing it the right way - and she wants you to join her on her new culinary journey.

Pasta and fresh sides
Pasta and fresh sides / Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp.

You definitely need to try Elana's mouthwatering pasta and fresh sides dish.

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This week, Elana found that it’s rather easy to put a whole lot of vegetables together and make it look pretty. To make cooking time faster, she relies on pre-cooked food that she buys from the supermarket or tinned food.

This meal will take you 20 minutes to prepare. 


Cook some pasta, either use wholewheat pasta, gluten-free or just any normal pasta. Chop some fresh basil into your onion and tomato mix, add pepper, and it's ready!

The vegetable plate is self explanatory. All you need is pre-cooked beetroot, some hummus, carrots, and basically any  vegetables that you like. I dressed it with thyme that I grow on my windowsill. 

And then my ultimate favourite. I steamed Brussel sprouts and added goats cheese. It's really delicious.

You can either steam them in your microwave or cook them in a flash!

Bring a pot of water to the boil, add the Brussel sprouts and not even five minutes later remove them. Add goats cheese and serve them in a pretty bowl. I dress most of my meals with pepper and fresh herbs. Remember, the prettier the food looks the better it tastes!

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