Regardless of whether it’s spaghetti, penne, rigatoni or tagliatelle, everyone loves pasta! On average, Germans consume the tasty dough three times per week and from the monthly income, they’re handing out about $20. And no wonder: it’s been proven that pasta doesn’t only satisfy you, but it makes you happy too. In addition, you no longer need to have a doctorate in rocket science to cook it.
Here are a few examples to spice up your pasta cuisine. It’s only important that you cook the pasta al dente, in salted water.
Whoever tries to cut corners will end up with indefinable mush on the plate. But what can you do with the left over cooking water? Simply pouring it away really is a shame and therefore, is not an option for the bargain hunters and environmentally friendly. So, here are a few clever ideas:
Some cool ways to use cooked pasta water:
- WATERING FLOWERS
Due to the fact that this water is very nutritious, your plants will be very thankful. It is recommended to water the plants with lukewarm, pasta water.
- FOR THE SAUCE AND PESTO
This is the perfect accessory that perfectly combines all ingredients.
- THE DOUGH FOR PIZZA AND BREAD
All yeast-doughs require some liquid with a pinch of salt. From your pasta water, you’ve already organised it. Simply use however much of it you need for the dough recipe.
- SOAKING LEGUMES
Lentils, beans, peas, and all sorts of legumes are beneficial for the immune system. Soaking them in pasta water makes them even more useful.
- FEET SPA
If you suffer from sore or swollen feet you should immerse them in warm water that was left after boiling macaroni.
Interestingly, massaging the hair with pasta water improves its quality and helps with damaged and dry hair. Don’t forget to shampoo the hair after you have massaged it with the pasta water.
It is economical to cook the food through steaming. Boiled pasta water is very good for you.