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Single Gal’s Fresh Mozzarella & Pesto Pasta

4 Oct

This is the tastiest dinner for a single gal (or dude) looking for a filling, hearty fall meal! This dish serves one and can be enjoyed with a side salad, piece of garlic toast & glass of wine…hope you enjoy! 

*makes one serving for the single gal in the kitchen 

For Pasta:

-1/2 c. whole wheat or brown rice pasta

-1/4 c. spinach 

-1/4 c. Roma tomato, diced

-3 mini mozzarella balls, halved or quartered

-2 generous TB of homemade pesto

To Make Pesto:

-1 c. fresh basil leaves

-2 cloves garlic

-1/4 c. walnuts

-1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

-3 TB extra virgin olive oil

-salt & pepper to taste 

1. Cook pasta according to directions on box. In the meantime, add the pesto ingredients in a mini Cuisinart and chop until well grounded, creating a smooth pesto sauce texture. 

2. Mix together tomatoes, mozzarella balls, spinach and 2 TB of pesto. Add in the pasta once cooked. Stir together and add in salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy! 

Light ‘n’ Healthy Summer Pasta

31 Jul

I made this tonight for dinner because I had some corn laying around but wasn’t in the mood for just plain old corn on the cob. When a pasta craving hit, I got inspired and this is what came of it. Not only was it extremely delicious, but it was nice and light, making for a perfect summer evening supper.

-1/2 c. whole wheat or brown rice pasta
-An ear of corn, fresh
-1/4 c. sweet onion, chopped
-1/4 c. baby bella mushrooms, pre-sliced
-1/4 c. each zucchini and yellow squash
-2 TB olive oil
-handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese
-s & p
-any herbs/spices you have on hand

1. Boil and cook pasta in small pot. In the meantime, chop up veggies and cook in olive oil on medium heat until tender.
2. Let cool for a bit then slice corn off of the cob and add into veggie mixture.
3. Once pasta is done, drain and add to pan with the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Sprinkle on parmesan cheese and a dash of salt and pepper. I also added in some blended herbs for an extra zing.

Serve with a fresh field green salad topped with cucumber, tomatoes, olive oil and fresh lemon.

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