Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Two Easy-Peasy Recipes

My go-to breakfast for when I'm in a hurry:

Banana-Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Photo from here

1 Cavendish banana, sliced and frozen
1 container strawberry yogurt
1 glass low-fat milk
1 teaspoon honey
  1. Dump everything in a blender.
  2. Blend until no solid banana chunks are left.
  3. Drink! Head out the door!
Serves one. I also do this with mangoes and mixed fruit--I freeze the fruit so I wouldn't have to use ice. I find that the consistency of the frozen fruit is enough to make a nice, thick smoothie.

And because I'm feeling generous, another recipe--the easiest pasta evurrr. Whipped this up using whatever was left in the pantry/fridge.

Garlicky Pasta in Olive Oil with Tuna and Thyme

About 150 grams of pasta
Olive oil
About 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can light tuna
Capers (I used about half a small bottle)
Zest of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Dried thyme
Juice of half a lemon
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Saute garlic. Add tuna, lemon zest, capers, and season with salt and pepper to taste, stirring continuously.
  4. Add pasta, and stir to coat with oil. Sprinkle with thyme. Stir.
  5. Add lemon juice just before removing from heat. Ta-dah!
Serves 2. My husband loved it!


  1. Does the smoothie taste too yogurt-y? I'm not a yogurt fan. :S

    The tuna pasta I love though. Try namin yan minsan pero malamang spicy vershen for Fel. :P

  2. Not at all. Maybe coz I put a lot of milk in it. Haha. You could just take out the yogurt altogether and just do fruits with milk.:) You can use hot n' spicy tuna to make it hotter, although the capers give it a nice flavorful kick na.

  3. Hi Tisha!
    The pasta was so easy, but I think you forgot to put in the tuna. Haha! :)
    I'd love to cook pasta in olive oil one of these days! :)

  4. Thanks for pointing that out. I typed "onions" instead of tuna when there are no onions in this recipe!


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