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! ūüėÄ 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! ūüôā

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 Рand if not, replace it with something that is Рjust 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! ūüôā

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

February 2, 2012

Green is the new red

Hey blog friends! ūüôā Guess what’s happening next saturday?! The XLerate Case Competition! ūüôā SO excited!! February 11th = Seeing everything the XL Case Team’s been working on come together! ‚ô•¬†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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