Tag Archives: pasta

I didn’t go AWOL, I promise.

It’s been a couple of days. I just started work this week. Both jobs. (Yay fun!). In addition, I have been having back issues, which make standing and cooking craptastic. Enough whining now. To the meal. Tonight’s feast consisted of … Continue reading

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Lowered Expectations Pasta – It’s What’s For Dinner!

So I started out all ambitious. I nutribulleted some mushroom, minced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped up a shallot, a tablespoon of fresh oregano and thawed a cup of frozen spinach. Into a bowl they go with liberal salt and … Continue reading

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Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

I know. I know. It’s been a while. I’ve been sick, and busy, and .. ok. so I’ve mostly just been lazy and not wanting to cook. This is typically a problem for me when I’m only cooking for me. … Continue reading

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Post Work Ambition: Why Fresh Pasta Just Won’t Happen

Tuesday was .. how you say.. a kick ass day?  I left work on time, feeling good. On the drive home, I started to ponder dinner. I thought to myself, “Self?? What would be a better way to wrap up … Continue reading

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Salad Week – Day 4: Sometimes Lettuce Just Isn’t Enough

After a somewhat mediocre lunch of sliced mango and string cheese, I felt like a salad just wasn’t gonna cut it. I am still fully commited to my ‘not gonna get fast food crap if I can cook at home’ … Continue reading

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.. and I emerge victorious!!

So, apparently there were two key elements missing from my previous pasta making attempts.. beer.. and ample time for the dough to dry. While my sauce bubbled away on the stove, I put together my dough. Semolina flour, eggs, water, … Continue reading

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An eventful day..

So today was a pretty eventful day. We woke up early to hit the farmers market. I got a couple of things for my foodie pen pal (check out http://www.theleangreenbean.com/ for more information about this foodie pen pal business), and picked up … Continue reading

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Back to the world of the living..

So, after 4 days of medication and many hours of sleep, I am once again feeling healthy enough to make food. It really couldn’t have happened soon enough because I was getting so very freaking sick of fast food. I … Continue reading

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Too Much Cheese: Part 2

Based on my previously documented plethora of cheese, I decided that the next meal delivery device could only be Macaroni and Cheese. I put the ricotta, the goat, and a little bit of cheddar in it. It was a strange … Continue reading

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Soup or Sauce.. left up to your interpretation.

  I have some mixed feelings about this meal even though it was pretty excellent. I had originally planned to bake some chicken breasts and serve it with pasta and a wild mushroom sauce. There was one extremely fatal flaw … Continue reading

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