comfort food – semolina pasta

comfort food – semolina pasta

What is happening to the seasons in your neck of the woods? Traditionally, in my village in the world, ANCAC Day represents the start of the colder weather, where you need to turn on the heater, and close the curtains to the chills of the world. How about you? Is it spring or autumn where you are? Are you starting to feel rejuvenated or starting to feel like the season of soup and roasted veges is upon you?

Semolina pasta bolognaise

I am writing this to you as I eat a particularly delicious semolina pasta bolognaise. It was fun to see the semolina pasta at the supermarket. I tried semolina pasta years ago, and it was very delicious. Have you ever tried it?

The ingredients on the packet say durum wheat semolina. Semolina is the endosperm portion of wheat, which is produced when wheat is milled into flour. The endosperm contains a lot of nutritional goodness, so it is good for you!!

bowl of pasta with bolognaise sauce

In actual fact, looking at the nutritional information, 100 g of semolina pasta will set you back 368 calories or 1540 kJ which is surely excessive, considering a well balanced meal (for women) should be something like 300 calories. It contains 74.5 g of carbohydrate per 100 g and 3.3 g of sugars, so presumably a lot of this is fibre, although it is surely heavy on the kilojoules.

Autumn dinner

It is a nice comfort food for a cold autumn day. The bolognaise was a ‘good one’ packed with zucchini, eggplant, capsicum, mushrooms and tomatoes, and I put the lid on as I was simmering it, so it got very juicy which is lovely to have with pasta!

I hope you are having a lovely Sunday!! Cheers xoxox

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