I want to dedicate this post to the “Divine Diva” Ms. Zsazsa Padilla.
I had the privilege of styling Zsaszsa for the variety show, “ASAP” a few months back. It was during that time too that she was renovating her house. She shared with me that she was she can’t wait to move to her family’s new home.
She even tweeted that she was shopping for kitchenware as her house is finally done! Congrats, Zsa P.!
A few days ago, I uploaded a picture of my leftover dinner: “Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese A la Jenni” on Instagram. I noticed that Zsa Zsa “liked” my photo. So, here’s a healthy recipe dedicated to one of the women I look up to—she is the epitome of beauty and grace and a certified gay icon to boot! Ikaw na, Zhing!
Dear “Zsazhing“, I hope you’ll try this recipe in your new kitchen. Luto-lutuan lang ang peg! I miss you!
Vegetarian Spaghetti “Bolognese” A la Jenni
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Milk or soy milk
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Step 1: Chop the vegetables finely.
Step 2: Saute the garlic in EVOO
Step 3: Add the canned tomatoes and mash them. Bring to a boil then simmer for 6-7 min.
Step 4: Add the veggies
Step 5: The dried spices, salt, pepper, and Muscovado sugar to taste.
Tip: If you’re cooking for kids, hold the pepper. If you’re like my son Dylan who can handle a bit of spice, use a pinch of white pepper instead of black ground pepper.
Step 6: Add 2-3 tbsp of milk.
Important: For strict vegetarians, use soy milk.
Tip: Once the sauce is cooked, I separate a batch for Dylan. I then add a bit of cayenne pepper on the leftover sauce for the grown-up’s batch.
Tip: Once you’ve separated a batch for your baby, you can add cayenne pepper to the grown-ups’ batch. S bit of spice can really make a difference in this sauce.
Use the alphabet pasta for kids.
Cook durum or wheat spaghetti for grown-ups.
Step 7: Once the past has cooked (aldente), leave a bit of the pasta water in the pot and add a ladle of the sauce. By doing so, the pasta will absorb the flavor of the sauce.