Have you ever come back home from a long trip and wished you could whip up a quick and tasty meal within 5 minutes? I confess, that was me all the time. My busy schedule as a frequent traveller, in combination with me finishing my PhD, means I dread having guests over, and having to spend hours of my day making a meal that everyone will enjoy. For these reasons, I am constantly looking for easy, quick, and healthy meal options, that don’t break the bank either. During lockdown, I discovered Pasta Evangelists, and at the risk of sounding overly dramatic - it changed my life forever. I was able to enjoy a delicious meal that had the capability to cure my wanderlust, by transporting me to my favourite Italian destinations.
Pasta Evangelists' mission is simple. To spread the joy of high-quality, fresh, handcrafted pasta. They deliver artisanal pasta dishes across the UK, showcasing the amazing tastes of authentic Italian pasta. I truly approve, because they make the process of cooking easy and fun for the busy traveller like myself.
Italy is one of my most travelled destinations; I love the culture, people and undoubtedly the food. With a box of pasta from Pasta Evangelists, I am able to travel down memory lane, exploring some of my favourite destinations via my taste buds. So, if you class yourself as a busy (and lazy!) traveller, a busy bee or simply someone who likes spending minimal time cooking any dish like myself, then Pasta evangelists is the perfect solution for you. Everything is measured out to perfection - all you have to do is put the components together, to form your perfect Italian pasta dish! You are almost guaranteed to be able to make a 5-star restaurant meal in 5 minutes. But like they say, seeing is believing. At first, it seemed perhaps too good to be true, but I’ve now prepared over 6 dishes from Pasta Evangelists, and each one was a hit. The taste is truly unmatched. Now I preach the gospel of Pasta Evangelists to anyone that spares me some time to listen!
The perfect carbonara in five minutes
You still don’t believe how amazing their food is? Here how I made my first Carbonara dish in 3 easy steps. Carbonara is a classic Roman dish, which Pasta Evangelists have upscaled to delightful perfection:
1. Bring the large saucepan of generously salted water to boil and add the pasta to the boiling water and allow to cook for around 4 mins, stirring regularly to prevent sticking.
2. Pan- fry the pancetta on medium heat. When it's crispy, turn the heat down low and let the pan rest for a minute before adding the sauce. Once added, cover with the lid and heat until steaming, then turn off the heat.
3. Transfer the cooked pasta to the sauce, toss gently. Plate out your meal and sprinkle with Italian cheese - it's that simple!
And that, my busy friend, is a restaurant-standard meal, in 3 easy steps and achieved in 5 minutes. This is my secret weapon now when it comes to hosting, or just whenever I want to treat myself to scrumptious meals. So to my frequent fliers with a busy schedule, I give you the gift of Pasta evangelists. Click here to give yourself a treat - you deserved it! Plus, your pasta comes with next day delivery,
which means you never have to wait too long for your next pasta fix.
About the author
Pelumi Nubi is currently doing her PhD in cancer research and human genetics. As a world traveller who has visited over 60 countries, her eventual goal is to visit every country in the world. She created the @black.kintsugi brand on Instagram to educate people about travelling. Specifically, that it can be easy, safe and most importantly, do-able. Her goal is to help people step out of their comfort zones, encourage them to explore new destinations and have culturally immersive experiences.
At Pasta Evangelists, we bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Prepared using the freshest ingredients, our gourmet pasta dishes are perfect for those looking to enjoy restaurant-quality meals, delivered to your door, and ready in under five minutes. Order from our weekly menu today, and we’ll offer you 25% off your first delivery - simply enter the code BLOG25 at checkout.
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