Sweet Style Sausage Penne Pasta

250g Barilla penne pasta
1 tablespoon Anchor unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 pieces Johnsonville smoked sausage, sliced
1 bottle Barilla Ricotta pasta sauce
200 grams Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
a pinch of salt
a dash of pepper

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
2. In a saucepan over low heat, heat butter and saute garlic until fragrant.
3. Add in sausage and cook for about five minutes.
4. Pour in pasta sauce and cheese and let it simmer until it’s thickened.
5. Add in cheese. Stir until melted and the sauce is well-combined.
7. Add in sugar and simmer.
8. Serve on top of the penne.

Eggless Pasta Carbonara

Eggless Pasta Carbonara

It’s always a good idea to try something new.

In cooking…

It takes a lot of courage to step out of one’s comfort zone and change a tried-and-tested recipe, especially if we don’t know how it will come out, and that we might fail along the way. But because my daughter cannot eat anything with egg, she has very limited food choices, we made this eggless carbonara recipe so she won’t miss out on Carbonara.

As in life…

we need to overcome our fears and have the courage to try new adventures, new things. We need to open ourselves up to the opportunity to learn something new, experience new things, gain new knowledge.


Eggless Pasta Carbonara

This rich and creamy eggless pasta carbonara is the perfect way to get your carbonara fix. Great for people like me who are allergic to eggs.

250 grams spaghetti
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
200 grams bacon
200 grams button mushrooms, sliced
1 can (355ml) evaporated milk
1 can (225ml) all-purpose cream
1/2 beef cube (optional)
parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

1. Cook noodles as directed on package. Set aside.
2. In a saucepan, sauté onion until translucent.
3. Add in garlic and sauté until fragrant.
4. Add in bacon and cook until lightly brown.
5. Add mushrooms and cook for about five minutes.
6. Pour in milk, all-purpose cream and beef cube.
7. Let it simmer until the sauce is thick and creamy. Stir constantly.
8. Stir in noodles and garnish with parmesan cheese.

Do not add olive oil to your pasta water as it prevents sauce from sticking to the pasta. If you’re worried that the pasta will stick together, use a large pot with lots of water to give the pasta plenty of room to move around as it cooks. You can also stir the pasta constantly for the rest of the cooking time.

Hello, Little Chefs and Little Chef Wannabes!

In cooking, as in life, the recipes are there to guide us. But it is up to us to make tweaks to make the journey more meaningful and the final dish, more delicious!

It pays to step out of your comfort zone and do more daring stuff. Be more adventurous, do crazy things, make mistakes and learn from it, break the rules (once in a while), and live.

In this blog, I will share simple recipes as we journey together to discover new learnings – in kitchen as well as in life.

Add more salt, more sugar, more cheese. You adjust based on your own taste. There are no rules. Some say that’s a recipe for a sumptuous meal. I say that’s also a recipe for a well-lived life.

Be part of this journey. It’s so much more than cooking.