Joanna Anastasia


Creamy, cheesy garlic & herb pasta

This creamy, cheesy garlic and herb pasta, is the best pasta recipe ever! The one that you'll want to make over and over again!

If I had to choose just one pasta recipe to make, that would be this Creamy, cheesy
garlic & herb pasta! It’s just so good! Really cheesy and creamy, with a strong garlic note, and a whole bunch of herb freshness! And, my secret ingredient: fennel!

Yes, fennel, once cooked, adds sweetness and taste to this pasta, and makes you feel like you’re actually serving some veggies on the table!

It’s a great simple meal, full of flavour and perfect for cold winter days. Or any day when you need a bowl of something wonderfully yummy and comforting.
And kids love it. Now, do you need any more reasons to give it a try?

Creamy pasta

What you’ll need:

Olive oil
1 fennel
1 can diced tomatoes
2/3 cup whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup cheddar
Salt & pepper

4 garlic cloves

1 cup fresh parsley

Cooked linguine for 4 people

Slice fennel, and cook it on olive oil until tender. Add diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, and let it simmer for around 15 minutes. Using a hand mixer, mix up until smooth. Turn the heat to low, and add cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Now add freshly crushed garlic, and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, until the cheese is completely incorporated to the sauce. Add pasta, mix it all together and serve.

At the very last-minute add fresh parsley: you want it to stay crunchy!

This is the one and only pasta recipe that you'll want to make over and over again: it's so good! Creamy, cheesy garlic & herb pasta!

Now, if you’re a cheese lover, you might want to add some more shredded cheddar on top. Either way, enjoy your delicious dinner!

This creamy, cheesy garlic & herb pasta is so amazing !

And what are your favourite easy pasta recipes?

Creamy green soup

Creamy and delicious

One of my favourite fast dinners is a soup and a Quiche combo. Or soup and pizza. Especially if it’s the second option, I serve the soup before the pizza, and make sure that it’s loaded with veggie goodness. Like this creamy green soup: it’s so yummy, yet so healthy.

My kids are fairly good eaters, but there are still some healthy veggies that they fear. That’s why a creamy soup is a great solution. ( Is there leek in the soup? Maybe, maybe not. Eat it, and you’ll see. ) Also, I like adding a bit of texture to my creamy soups, so here I added green peas. You could also add some pumpkin seeds ( I usually do, and it adds a lovely crunch!)

And as for the creaminess, it’s the coconut milk that’s behind it, and not cream. Add some cumin, green veggies and fresh bread, and you have a perfect meal!

Now, some kids like imagining their food is special, so I say that this is monster soup, that’s why it’s so green. Also, telling my girls that they need to find all the green peas that are hiding inside, gets them even more exited!

Creamy soup

What you’ll need :

3 cups chicken broth ( or vegetarian one)
1 1/2 cup broccoli cut in pieces
1 cup leek cut in pieces
2 medium potatoes cut in pieces

1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt & pepper

1 cup green peas

Cook together chicken broth, broccoli, leek and potatoes. When the vegetables will get soft, mix it together using a hand mixer. Add coconut milk, spices and green peas. Let it simmer for around 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

This delicious soup is healthy and easy to make!

What are your favourite soups with coconut milk?