Oh. My. God. Ravioli is my weakness (of the pasta variety, these days)… Gnocchi was previously my top, top, favourite but it’s also considered fattening (compared to other forms of pasta). So, in keeping with my new “healthy lifestyle”, I’ve had to switch to an alternative.
Now, I’m not saying Ravioli is considered “healthy” but it’s – in essence – two thin pasta sheets sandwiched in between a small amount of stuffing/filling. What’s more, I think you’ll find that there are a LOT LESS Ravioli parcels in a given packet than there are pieces of gnocchi. Therefore, if you look at it like that, in terms of calories, Ravioli is healthier!
I ventured into M&S on Tuesday – where there had been a train strike the night before – and decided that I wanted to make something quick and easy for lunch/dinner (by the time I got back).
… I’ll dedicate a post to the inconvenience of tube and train/rail strikes in due course, don’t you worry! #TheBaneOfMyLife #TFL? #FML, more like!
Yeah, I purchased the two types of ravioli, the accompanying Tomato & Basil sauce and foxtrotted my way home to prepare it. *clicks fingers and does jazz hands* “OLÉ!” (not the cream, although, that’s a pretty good shout tbf!)
How easy is this dish to put together? Simple. Boil some water in a saucepan with a dash of salt then add ravioli in at boiling point, waiting for five mins for them to pop back up to the top (when they’re ready for consumption). I also heated the sauce in a frying pan, as you do… 😆. Then, I tucked in!
It was beautiful. Hence why I’m writing this post at 00.17am in the U.K, three days later. Ravioli (or “Raviolis”, in my case) and Tomato & Basil sauce are “BELLISIMO” when paired with one another, (and the definition of #Beauty and #Bae).
I didn’t take a photo of it because the meal was too delicious to photograph! 😋 When your tummy’s talking, you’ve got to answer it!
Why did I choose Mushroom ravioli? That’s because I’ve been on some Porcinni Mushroom and Truffle hype, recently. I can’t get enough of them! Apparently, there is such a thing as ‘The M Plan’. It’s a diet where we replace two meals a day for a dish that includes Mushrooms. For example, a Mushroom omelette for breakfast and Mushroom on-toast for dinner. ‘The M Plan’ aids with weight-loss. As someone who’s called Miamii Miriam Mansour, I’ve got to try it, no? It’s what my initials would’ve wanted… 😂