I have had alot of feedback from mothers telling me that their children will just not eat their vegetables, so here is my 15 minute Nepoletana sauce with Fettucine.- jam packed with hidden vegetables!
passata sauce (organic)
Dice all vegetables except for the tomato and cucumber.
Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan and add the onion, garlic, zucchini, asparagus and sweet potato-stir until vegetables appear soft.
Add the Passata sauce and kale with a little bit of water and stir. Leave for a few minutes until sauce simmers.
While you are waiting for the sauce to cook, boil water in a large pot, add the Fettuccine when boiled.
It's time to make Jessie's face- Yee ha!
Out of the wholemeal wrap use scissors to cut out the shape of Jessie's head, eyes, eyebrows and nose. I find having a picture of the character present helps with the shapes.
Place the head and eyebrows into a sandwich press and lightly toast- after a minute remove the head and allow for the eyebrows to toast until brown.
Now to make the eyes- I believe this is the most crucial part as this is what makes the character come to life!
Slice the ends of a small cucumber, place them in the middle of the eye slightly inwards.
Using a pen lid cut small circles in the black pancake. Place one black circle in the middle of each slice of cucumber.
Using the same piece of pancake cut out semi circle lines to place behind the eye for a shadow effect.
To add what I like to call the "shine' effect cut out two tiny pieces of wholemeal wrap. Place one on the top right side of each pupil (black pancake) This little piece really brings the eyes to life.
To make the lips cut out two thin slices of tomato.
Place the black semi circle pancake under the eye for shadow effect.
Place the eyebrows, nose and mouth onto face.
Your pasta sauce should now be ready. Place into a food processor along with the cheese. Blend and watch all the vegetables hide - you may find yourself cackling quietly knowing that your children will have no idea how much vegetables are in the sauce!
In a large bowl mix the strained pasta and sauce. This will be used to make Jessie's hair.
If you are feeling a little adventurous place three strands of pasta (2-3 pieces of fettuccine in each strand) along side each other and begin to plait - the way you would real hair. Repeat again.
Alternatively you can twist the strands of pasta.
Place the two plaits on a place with a space in between to fit Jessie's head.
Place the the head on top of the plaits.
To make the remaining part of her hair place a few strands on top of her head.
Cut bows out of cheese.
For an extra element of nutrition I like to cut Jacob's name out of either fruit or vegetables.
Enjoy cowboys and cowgrils! YEEEEEE HAAA!