I did a food inventory of the cupboards and fridge/freezer last night and decided to make use of some things languishing in the cupboards.
I thought about making a cake with them, but the trouble with making a cake with nuts in is only I would eat it (my flat mate hates nuts), and I need to lose weight.
I remembered that once when I was at a book festival I had some beetroot and walnut pasta, so I decided to make something like that.
Here we go.
250g Goats Cheese
65g Plain Flour
300g Beetroot, diced
1 Large Red Onion, diced
50g-100g Walnuts, ground
125g Mozzarella, sliced
Boil some water with a bit of salt and add the macaroni
Melt the butter in a separate pan, then add the flour and mix to a paste
Add the milk slowly, mixing as you go
Once the sauce begins to thicken add ¾ of the goats cheese and make into a cheese sauce
Once the pasta is cooked add the diced beetroot and onion and mix together, then add the cheese sauce and mix together
Pour out into an oven dish, then add the final ¼ of the goats cheese to the top
Add the mozzarella
Finally distribute the ground walnuts over the top to form a crust
Place in the oven at 200 degrees until crispy on top, about 20-30 minutes