Bacon and Shrimp Pasta

Bacon and Shrimp Pasta

Bacon and Shrimp Pasta

Sometimes it can be difficult to find different things to cook while you are travelling. You don’t always have all the right ingredients, and you can’t carry too much, due to excess luggage fees, and sometime you can’t find what you can at home. So it is really nice to find a dish that is simple, with not too many ingredients, that was super tasty. I found the recipe Bacon and Shrimp Pasta from “Delish”, click here to go to page.

I did have to make a few adjustments, so my picture looks a little different to the real thing, but it tasted amazing, and I would make it either way.

Here is what I did different

I bought cooked prawns, so when they went in, I didn’t wait long to put in the other ingredients, as the prawns were already pink 😊. I accidentally bought canned chopped tomatoes, instead of fresh. So I just drained them really well, and gave the juice to the dog (after checking with the owners of course), then I put the chopped tomatoes in, in place of the fresh ones. I always carry a few spices with me, so don’t use fresh garlic (unless the homeowner has stated I can use theirs), when travelling, I used garlic powder to taste.

I couldn’t find baby spinach, so used frozen peas instead. (I’m not a fan of wilted spinach, so if I did buy it, I would have just tossed it through at the end and not wilted it. No crushed red pepper flakes, just used chilli powder. My cheese was a mix of mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar, hence it being a little thicker. I bought it in a packet that way, much easier to sue for other dishes and no waste, while travelling. My spaghetti wasn’t angel hair, I just bought the thinnest and cheapest I could find, and it was very good. I garnished with grated parmesan, as I don’t carry stuff like garnish when travelling. Below is a picture of my Bacon and Shrimp Pasta.

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It tasted very similar to my favourite dish at the Cheesecake Factory, Bistro Shrimp Pasta.

So very simple changes, and it still tasted great. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Cupcakes

Cupcakes

Cupcakes

If you are on a budget, or don’t have a lot of ingredients, and you want a quick home-made treat, try this recipe.

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Ingredients

Makes: 12 cupcakes

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 50ml lemonade or mineral water (or extra milk)
  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until combined. Add milk water and stir. Gradually add flour while stirring, and a pinch of salt. You will then need to use the mixer on low to get out any lumps, and check that it is the right consistency for pouring, if not add more liquid. Spoon mixture into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  4. Cool in tin for 5 minutes, then cool fully on a wire rack before icing with your favourite icing recipe.

Additions

Make your very own flavour combinations with any of these additions:

  • Stir in any of the following with the milk: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; 1 teaspoon almond extract; 1 tablespoon lemon, orange or lime zest.
  • Add any of the following in with the flour: 150g chocolate chips; 125g chopped nuts, such as walnuts or hazelnuts; 125g dried fruit, such as sultanas, cranberries or currants; 75g desiccated coconut; 100g chopped glace cherries.
  • To make a spice cake, mix in the following with the flour: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
  • For a chocolate cupcake, replace 1 1/2 tablespoons of the flour with unsweetened cocoa powder. Add 150g chocolate chips for a double chocolate version.

Icing

¾ cup of icing sugar
1 to 3 tablespoons of butter (depending on taste)
Enough milk for the icing consistency you desire
Pour icing sugar into a bowl and mix with the butter, and add milk gradually, until desired consistency for icing.

Cupcake 1

 

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Andrew Being Artistic

Andrew Being Artistic

Andrew Being Artistic

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Andrew being artistic on a shot he took on the Georgetown Loop Train. What do you think?

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Always Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and this is speaking from experience. Comprehensive protection will protect you against illness, injury, theft, accidents and cancellations. Just in case something goes wrong, heaven forbid. We never travel without it, having used it several times over the years. World Nomads have years of experience and knowledge to look after all your travel needs.

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Andrew and Graham

Andrew and Graham

Andrew and Graham

At our first ever house sit we had 2 cats, Graham and Brian. Well this one day he wanted nothing to do with me and was following Andrew everywhere until he got a scratch. So here is Andrew and Graham having a some time together. When Graham wanted a scratch you knew it.

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Always Get Travel Insurance

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Playtime

Playtime

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Andrew and Gigi having a great playtime.

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Booking.com is our go to tool for booking hotels. It always gives us a large variety of hotels at great rates. We also use Airbnb as a wonderful alternative for those places you may want to go and live with the locals.

Always Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and this is speaking from experience. Comprehensive protection will protect you against illness, injury, theft, accidents and cancellations. Just in case something goes wrong, heaven forbid. We never travel without it, having used it several times over the years. World Nomads have years of experience and knowledge to look after all your travel needs.

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