Coming home late at night after work can be a dilemma, but not a disaster until you figure out that there is no food to eat. For those who are not so keen on getting fast food or junk food delivered and eating oil, easy dinner recipes are a lifesaver. So for the days you are craving some quick pasta, here are some recipes for you to try out and most of these ingredients are usually found at the house if you cook regularly.
Spaghetti with the greens
When you want some spaghetti with a healthy bit of greens involved in it, this recipe with broccoli is the best. You just need spaghetti as much as you want (half a packet if you are hungry), one super-sized head of broccoli, olive oil (two or three tablespoons), salt for tasting, shredded chicken or your preferred meat (chicken tastes the best with spaghetti), black pepper and red pepper flakes for taste. Cook the spaghetti as per instructions given or your own personal recipe and put it for draining. During that time prepare the other ingredients. Get the broccoli and cut it into thin slices and small floret pieces, then heat the olive oil and add all the ingredients (except the red pepper) and cook slightly until browned. Then add this into the pasta with ½ cup water and cook for about 3 minutes. Then add the red pepper, toss till it coats well and serve with a tiny bit of olive oil (like how they serve in rooftop restaurant Bangkok and places).
Hot tomato pasta
Tomato pasta is a fan favorite for most people (excluding the tomato haters) and can be made very easily as well. Grab some fettuccine as much as you want, olive oil, one red onion, some garlic, sausages (grab the brand from your favorite Italian restaurant), cherry tomatoes, wine vinegar (or regular), salt and pepper, torn basil leaves and arugula, some ground parmesan. Get the fettuccine done first and leave for draining. Then heat the oil and caramelize the onions. Add the sausages and fry till brown before adding the tomatoes and cooking till the skins burst a bit. Put the vinegar, salt and pepper and stir around for a minute or so. Then add this into the drained fettuccine along with the arugula, basil and toss for coating. Serve the pasta with the parmesan as a topper. You can always experiment with the pasta recipes and change the types of Italian restaurant sukhumvit you add. For the easy recipes the hard part is getting it done quickly enough.
Ever suddenly get an itch in our throat and you think the only way to get it to go away is to rub it off with sandpaper? Yeah that is the definition of the most irritating thing in the world and running to the doctor every time your throat is itchy is not the most productive way to spend your day. But fear not fellow sufferers, I as one plagued with sore and itchy throats constantly have found some home remedies that will give you temporary relief when a throat lozenge is not in view.
Now you might think this the most contradictory remedy available for a sore throat but having an ice cream cone can do wonders to relieving the itchiness. It works with most similar dairy products such as yoghurt, cold milk or even popsicles. The mechanism behind it is that it the cool substance allows for the abused organ a quick path of relief, much a cold cloth to your head on a sweltering summer day (or an ice bath). This will not cure your sore throat but you will feel less uncomfortable while you get better.
Now if you weren’t a fan of the ice cream cone remedy, then you can always turn to soothing remedies such as honey. One of nature’s original antibiotics, honey has properties that have been killing germs for centuries, this is why you don’t hear of Winne the Pooh complaining of a sore throat. Now taking a spoonful of honey with some lemon juice is not only good for your throat but is also acts as weight loss tool. But if lemon juice is too sour, then you can rely on the good old tea and honey remedy which has been used by mothers for generations.
You might think this the weirdest remedy for an illness but it works and the reason behind it is gelatine. It soothes your throat and while it might hold no medicinal properties what so ever, when your throat feels like sand paper you are willing to try anything to make it feel somewhat normal. Don’t really understand the workings behind it but the sap of the marshmallow tree is said to have been used for such purposed in the past and though there might not be a correlation between the plant and the treat, it does give some relief so I am grateful. A sore throat is something we encounter on a regular basis and the only way to avoid it becoming something serious is modern day medication which a trip to the family doctor will sort you out with. The remedies tried and tested by me are only temporary reliefs which will let you get on with your day until you are able to get proper medication. So the next time your throat itches, try these to sooth it over.