One of the benefits of being in a blizzard? Snow Ice Cream!!! HECK YEAH! I made chocolate, & it was DEEEEEElicious.
I’m a big fan of figuring out healthy meals. I don’t necessarily need a recipe, I just come up with things that sound good and inspire me. Today’s meal was inspired by… the random items in my fridge. Wild, I know.
So, here’s my Turkey Asparagus Pasta. (Yes, Mom, I ate asparagus. No one forced me.)
1 package ground turkey
2 Tablespoons Rasberry Wasabi mustard (or spicy creole mustard)
1 bound stalk of asparagus
4-5 roma tomatoes
dollop of olive oil
2 cups pasta (uncooked)
3 garlic cloves
one pot, two skillets
Boil pasta in the water. When the pasta is done, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Dice the garlic (keep one clove separate) and roma tomatoes. Chop the asparagus into 1-inch sections. Add a dollop of olive oil and lemon juice into a skillet, put on medium heat. Add the three garlic cloves, tomatoes, asparagus to the skillet.
Let the vegetables sauté together (about 5 minutes).
At the same time, sauté the ground turkey in the second skillet. Add two tablespoons of raspberry wasabi mustard* and the final clove of diced garlic into skillet.
Once thoroughly cooked, add meat to sautéing veggies. Let simmer for a minute, then add pasta.
Toss and plate. Add parmesan cheese to taste. Serves 2-3.
And just so y’all know… It was delicious. However, I did burn my tongue because I was impatient. Dang it.
*Random food item in my fridge, but you could use spicy creole mustard as a substitute.
There are some wonderful benefits to being done with your dissertation (yes, I still have a few edits to make, but...at least I have time to breathe now). The sky is bluer (despite the crazy tornadic weather the AL/MS area seems to be having), the days are warmer (or maybe that's summer coming), I get to sleep more (or maybe that's the tonsillitis I am currently fighting). There are a ton of benefits... really.
One of them is that I actually can enjoy cooking again. Have I mentioned that I like to cook? No? That's because I've been dissertating for the past 6 months... nonstop. But, we've survived that, and I'm getting back to me. Slowly.
Like I said, one of the things I love to do is cook. I'm no expert, but I love to come up with recipes, try new things, and make my friends join me for dinner. It relaxes me. I'm sort of like Bree Van De Kamp that way. I'm happiest serving others... especially if it means making some skinny girl eat something.
Okay, so the picture doesn't exactly suite, but it cracked me up... and I couldn't find one that she didn't look a little crazy. Now that I think about it, maybe Bree isn't the best example. Hmm...
Anyways... here's a little something that I whipped up while watching that tornadic weather the other day. I didn't exactly have a recipe, but I was inspired by my friend, Kate, and her blog about the Paleo lifestyle. I changed her recipe up for my preferences and here's what I came up with.
Tomato, Feta, & Spinach Stuffed Chicken
1-2 lbs chicken breast (thawed)
2-3 Roma tomatoes - chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 oz spinach
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup crumbled feta
lemon juice (or lime juice)
It was a totally new recipe for me. And I must admit, it was as good as it looked.
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