Sometimes you just feel lazy. A wave of indifference crashes over you, and suddenly nothing matters anymore. Everything feels too hard. Getting to class on time? Overrated. Going clubbing on a Friday night? Overpriced. Who needs clubs anyway when you can dance in front of the mirror in your sweatpants singing to Sara Bareilles very loudly and very off-key? It’s days like these that you need easy-peasy recipes. Food that basically cooks itself (and you only need to chew). These spaghetti-stuffed peppers appealed to me because they halved my cleaning-up time. No bowls = no mess. Just edible capsicum cups, which provided a crunchy, juicy complement to the creamy, cheesy twirls of spaghetti inside.
The pesto spaghetti was very simple to make. Boiled pasta + diced spinach + one clove of minced garlic + juice of 2 limes + pesto sauce + sun-dried tomatoes + shaved parmesan = twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom. I might add pistachios next time for extra texture and crunch.
I love how the spaghetti spills voluptuously out of its capsicum cup, just begging to be eaten.
So next time you hit the snooze button and decide that today is going to be a Day Where Nothing Is Worth Putting On Pants For, dig up some peppers from your fridge, boil some spaghetti and enjoy a good meal that requires minimal effort. Cheers to sloths everywhere.