So here is rhe recipe first of all, for the Tofu pumpkin pasta. I think this was recommended to me by Alison, from this blog.
So, first I cook 150g wholemeal pasta (but make more if you want a bigger portion). Then I wilt 100g spinach (or however big the packet is) in with the drained pasta.
Then blend up 300g pumpkin (most of a normal tin which are currently by the tinned fruit in my local Waitrose- not the canned veg for some reason) with a packet of silken tofu, and a few chopped sundried tomatoes- maybe 25g. This blending takes a while as I only have a mini chopper!
Stir the tofu mix in with the pasta and spinach, and then share into 3 oven trays- I get the foil trays as then they can be frozen easily. Cook in the oven for about 25 minutes and serve (or freeze, defrost when you want it and then cook). The first time I had this I put some goats cheese on the top, as I love pumpkin and goats cheese, but I actually love it without cheese, it is so creamy and delicious. Enjoy 🙂
Last night was body pump, which was fab 🙂 A lot of the newbies from last week were back again this week, which is always good to see. I also managed to maintain the shoulder weight (there is a girl there- I say girl, I think she is in her 50’s- who does the same weights as me, and when she saw that I put the lightest weights away right before the track, she said to me that I might want to swap to them half way through, but I said to her that I managed it last week so I was going to make myself do it!) and today my shoulders have not been too bad- not as bad as last week anyway.
Post body pump was a yummy bowl of chocolate yoghurt and cashew ginger crunch cereal from Nature’s Path– can you see the massive cashews I got in it?
Chocolate and ginger go so well 🙂
Today was a rest day and when I got home I was really looking forward to a cup of tea. During the week I often get home and spend 5 minutes changing before I head out for a run, or aerobics, and I really look forwards to just having a sit down on a friday.
This is another type of delicious chai tea 🙂
Now I am relaxing and drinking lots of water ahead of my long run tomorrow- enjoy the start to the weekend peeps 🙂
22 thoughts on “Pumpkin pasta by popular demand”
thankyou for the recipe, that looks gorgeous 🙂
Thanks for the recipe it sounds great and I love the idea of freezing it in foil trays for ready meals. re your comment on my blog, so glad I’m not the only one with a tea addiction! I’m a lover of chai spice too 🙂
Yeah- I love love love chai tea 🙂
I’ve wanted to make this ever since I saw it on Heather’s blog, but I can’t find silken tofu anywhere 🙁
And nice one with body pump. You know the only way we get used to lifting heavier weights is by lifting the heavier weights, so good on you for pushing through! That’s how you see progress 🙂
They do silken tofu in Sainsbury’s, just in a really random aisle… think it’s with canned veg for some reason!
Yeah they do it in Sainsburys and Waitrose- normally with either the stir fry chinese things, or in sainsburys it was with all the kosher things.
ps — thanks for the link to Brit Chick Runs on the vegan thing. I had a read, and it was interesting, though I have to admit that I disagree with a lot of what she was saying. Even in that though it was useful, as it helped me clarify better what I think. So thanks for the heads up!
No problem- somemtimes you need to see someone else’s view to work out if you agree or disagree, to then work out what you actually think of that makes sense 🙂
That cashew/ginger combination looks so good! Especially with the chocolate 🙂
Good luck for the run!
Well done on seeing the weights through with body pump. I’ve heard people say it gets easier but i think “only if you let it”.
You have to make yourself get the heavier weights, and then you will be surprised when you actually can make it through the track 🙂
Pumpkin pasta? That’s so interesting! Thanks!
Oooh yummy recipe!! Love pumpkin! 😀
Good luck on your run! 🙂
So glad I found your blog!! I’m lovin’ all your yummy looking recipes:)
Loving the recipe idea. It sounds delicious!
Glad everyone liked the look of the recipe 🙂
Thanks for sharing the recipe.. now I need to get some canned pumpkin!
Yes- get to Waitrose 🙂
Thanks a million for this recipe: I just picked up some silken tofu so will try making it with squash (can’t find pumpkin around here at the moment. Grr)
And I love your Minnie Mouse mug.
Also, that last comment you left me about your friend’s experience with the nutritionist was one of the most valuable I’ve ever received. I could honsetly pay you back in porridge if you’d like 😉 Thank you so, so much for taking the time to type that because it had such a profound impact on me and saved me from making a decision I would have regretted.
Oh you are so sweet! It is no problem as I am sure you realise that I love commenting and I find all things like that very interesting indeed.
I have 3 minnie mouse mugs as I am a bit of a minnie mouse addict haha! Enjoy the pasta 🙂
Happy to hear you liked our cereal so much, excellent idea adding the chocolate yoghurt!
Hi Ian- yes I am loving the cereal! The ginger stuff has run out now so I am starting on the next flavour 🙂