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Creamy Pasta Soup with Malunggay
Isn't it amazing that when we are stressed, feeling lonely, wanted to be warm, sick or watching the television, we are sipping a bowl of creamy pasta soup? Well, this is life...
This recipe of mine features a pasta soup that comes with creamy and thick soup. Traditionally, this is cooked with cabbage, but to make it healthier, I replace cabbage with Malunggay or moringa.
Malunggay as the "Miracle Tree"
Malunggay or Moringa was dubbed as the "Miracle Tree" due to it's compressed nutrients present inside every leaf.
In same amount, Malunggay has 7 time the Vitamin C of oranges and 17 times calcium of milk. This is also very rich in iron, enzymes for cell renewal, fiber, and many more.
Way back four years ago, my doctor asked me resign to my graveyard job as I'm anemic. He then recommended that I take moringa capsules as this is very rich in iron. And, after two months I went back to him and my blood is normal.
- 1/2 kilo Macaroni Pasta
- 1/2 kilo Pork Bones, Chopped
- 2 cups Malunggay Leaves
- 2 cups Evaporated Milk
- 30 cups Water
- 1 large Carrots, Peeled and diced
- 1 bulb Garlic, Finely Minced
- 2 medium Red Onion, Chopped
- Spring Onion, Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Creamy Shrimp and Papaya
- Creamy Shrimp and Papaya
This is another creamy dish, but it's main course. This also has green papaya that when cooked will sip some of the creaminess coming from coconut milk. Plus malunggay for a healthier dish.
- For about 5 cups water, boil the pork bones for 15 minutes to release the flavor. Set aside.
- Saute garlic until toasted, remove some and set aside. Saute onion.
- Add the pork bones and put into boil.
- Add about 1/2 cup of macaroni and bring into boil - This batch will create a thicker soup. Boil for 10 minutes
- Add the rest of the water and put into boil.
- Add the rest of macaroni and boil 10 minutes.
- Add carrots ad milk and boil for 1 minute.
- Add spring onion, malunggay leaves, salt and pepper based on your desired saltiness.
- Serve and enjoy.