Posts tagged ‘pasta’

February 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me

It’s not actually my birthday.. but my own cookware set!? Seriously?!!? YESSS! THANK YOU! 😀 Using it this summer : )

Just finished clearing up after dinner, and watching the amazing race while writing this. My friend Tammy and I are determined to be on that show someday! 🙂

On another topic, I had picked up some whole what orzo pasta at Whole Foods last week since I’ve never tried it, but had seen some delicious-looking recipes that used it.

Ingredients: Whole wheat orzo pasta ~ Chicken ~ Capers ~ Cumin ~ Tomatoes ~ Salt & Pepper ~ Lemon juice

Directions: Sautee the cumin and capers for a few minutes, then add the orzo and the rest of the ingredients! Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry – and if not, replace it with something that is – just jumble ingredients that you think will work together : )

For a side, we had this random mix of random beans and celery. it was interesting.


~ Chickpeas, Barley, Black turtle beans, Adzuki beans, Kidney beans, Celery, Pasta, Onions, Salt, & Dressing.

And for desert, Quinoa cake!!


~ 3 eggs ~ 1/4 cup sugar ~ 1 cup quinoa flour ~ 1/4 cup orange juice (about 1 small orange) ~ 1/3 cup of grated, unsweetened pure chocolate ~ 1/2 tsp salt 

~ Beat the eggs, and add the sugar gradually. Mix the chocolate and salt into the flour. Add the chocolate-flour mix, and orange juice into the egg/sugar mixture – alternating between the two. Then.. pour into pans and bake for about 35 minutes! 🙂

Is there a reality show you wish you could be on?! 

February 2, 2012

Green is the new red

Hey blog friends! 🙂 Guess what’s happening next saturday?! The XLerate Case Competition! 🙂 SO excited!! February 11th = Seeing everything the XL Case Team’s been working on come together! ♄ you guys.

A busy schedule = quick meals. Who says pasta needs to be eaten with tomato sauce?  Avocado pasta can be ready to eat in.. 15 minutes. Definitely a go-to meal!


~Avocado (I used half an avocado for one serving)
~Squirt of  fresh lime juice (I didn’t have any lime.. so I used a lemon)

While the pasta’s cooking, make the sauce by placing the avocado and lime juice into a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy. When pasta is done cooking, drain and place pasta into a large bowl. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss until pasta is well coated. Season with additional salt and pepper, if you’d like : )

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