Archive for August, 2009

Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 11:50 am
Pasta Primavera

Last week, I made a veggie packed primavera pasta dish. It was so easy that I am officially adding it to my rep of fast weeknight dinners. I added a few things I had around the house, such as a yummy zucchini from my mom’s garden and a box of frozen chopped broccoli.

Twinkie Hostess Cupcakes

Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
Hostess twinkie cupcakes

It was my friend Jenna’s Birthday party this past Saturday night. She hosted a great pre-party and then we all went out downtown to Sixth Ward. I decided to bring dessert and asked what her favorite was. Jenna, without hesitation, answered twinkies. So I got to thinking of all of my favorite junk food growing up and only one thing came to my mind; hostess cupcakes. I decided to make a twinkie bottom with a hostess top and combine the best of both worlds.

Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Stir Fry

I bought this amazing wok a few years ago and love to invent reasons to use it. I also had a serious craving for Chinese food, but wanted to keep things somewhat healthy.

Fried Rice

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
Fried Rice

Fried Rice recipe: my own Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 small white or yellow onion chopped 2 tablespoons chopped ginger 1 tablespoons chopped garlic 1/2 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup frozen carrots 1 egg 2 cups white or brown rice either make it and refrigerate for 20 minutes or use leftovers 2 tablespoons sliced [...]

Summer Minestrone Soup with Pesto

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
minestrone soup

Even though it’s hot outside, sometimes I just want some comfy soup. My parents surprised me with some veggies from their garden, so I felt inclined to make something delicious with them. I saw this recipe that included pesto and I was sold. I just made fresh pesto with basil that my friend Trish gave me, so I was all set on that front. The pesto actually really makes this recipe sparkle, good without it, but much better with it. enjoy!