BIG NEWS for EATDRINKBE

Hey Everyone! I couldn’t wait to announce that I am now officially able to post my recipes and share on Yummly!!!!  Go check out www.yummly.com if you haven’t already.  It is amazing.  A wonderful resource for new recipe inspiration.  And, you can create a FREE account and save all your favorites in one place!!!

Since I’m new, I’ve only been able to post a few recipes.  Please bear with me as I add them.  You can also add them by simply pressing the YUM Button at the end of my recipes!

The first recipe I added was my Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

Perfect Pasta Salad

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Simple Pasta

Simple Pasta

As many of you know, I am in the middle of moving from VA to NC.  I have boxes everywhere and am living out of 2 homes, in 2 states, with 2 kids!!!  No, it is NOT easy.  So, I have to use what I have lying around (wherever I am) to throw together some sort of dinner because we are so sick of eating out!!!  I LOVE to cook, and this traveling back and forth has made it really difficult to keep fresh ingredients around.  This is why my Simple Pasta III was created.  In the apt. I found pasta, lemon, parm & garlic and knew I could make a super easy, super quick dinner.  And, luckily, I just happened to be drinking wine!  😉  Now, I couldn’t find any pans, so I used my cast iron skillet.  I also had no cheese grater, lemon grater, lemon zester etc.  I had to get creative chopping the Parmesan-Reggiano…a nice rustic, rough chop.  And I would have definitely used the Organic Lemon Zest as well if I could have.  So keep that in mind as you see how I make this.  If your lemon is Organic…USE THE PEEL!!! So Much Flavor is there in the oils!    Served it up with a super easy Simple Salad.

Over Med-High Sauté Organic Red Onion in EVOO, S&P 5 mins.  Add Organic Thyme.

Over Med-High Sauté Organic Red Onion in EVOO, S&P 5 mins. Add Organic Thyme.

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Turn down to Med. Add Chopped Organic Garlic & Parmesan-Reggiano Rind. Cook 2 mins. or until fragrant.

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Add some WINE!!! About 1/2 cup or so….

Take out the Parm-Reg Rind. Toss into boiling pasta/water.

Take out the Parm-Reg Rind. Toss into boiling pasta/water.

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Add 1/2 Organic Lemon Juice and Knob of Organic Butter (about 2 T).

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Add 1 ladleful of Pasta Water.

Rough Chop Parm-Reg

Rough Chop Parm-Reg.  Getting Creative!

Toss drained Pasta with Onion Mixture and Parm-Reg.

Toss drained Pasta with Onion Mixture and Parm-Reg and other 1/2 Lemon Juice.

Top with Fresh Ground Organic Black Pepper! DELISH!!!!

Top with Fresh Ground Organic Black Pepper! DELISH!!!!

 

Serve with a Simple Salad

DRESSING: 1 minced shallot, juice of 1 lemon, 1 T whole grain garlic mustard, 3 T EVOO, S&P.  SHAKE and SERVE!

DRESSING: 1 minced shallot, juice of 1 lemon, 1 T whole grain garlic mustard, 3 T EVOO, S&P. SHAKE and SERVE!

Simple Salad

Simple Salad

 eat.drink.be Kari

Simple Spicy Pasta

Simple  Spicy Pasta

Same Basic Ingredients, Different Sauce

Again, Simple Pasta, Different Variation.  Keeping the theme for a Quick go to meal that is simple to prepare, delicious, filling, and healthy!  I am trying to show you how easy it is to change up a recipe to make it your own…and to work with whatever fresh ingredients you have on hand!!!  I switched up the pasta to a Red Sauce.  Feel free to use your favorite, one of my favorite “Go To” pre-made sauces is any of the Raos’ line.  One of the FEW bottled sauces that I do not need to “doctor up” for flavor.  I am just adding healthy veggies!  But definitely not because of anything lacking…Raos’ is simply amazing.  The Arrabbiata is fresh with a little kick.  Perfect for pasta, and seafood!!!

Gather Your Ingredients

Red Onion, Torn Chard, Minced Garlic, Rao's Sauce, Italian Sausage Pasta

Red Onion, Torn Chard, Minced Garlic, Rao’s Sauce, Italian Sausage Pasta

Preheat Skillet to Med-High.

Add Sliced Red Onions, EVOO, s&p.

Sweat 2-3 Mins.

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Add Minced Garlic and sauté until fragrant.  1-2 Mins.

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It should look something like this:

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Add Torn Chard.

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Mix.

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Add Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce.

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Heat 3-5 Mins.

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Add Cooked Pasta & 2 T Pasta Water.

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Take off heat.  Should look like this:

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Yummy.

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Drizzle with EVOO, Grated Parm & Parsley


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My Bowl VS Mark's Plate

My Bowl VS Mark’s Plate

You can even store the leftovers right back in the Rao's Jar!!!  How's that for easy clean up?!?!!?

You can even store the leftovers back in the Rao’s Jar!!! How’s that for easy clean up?!?!!?

eat.drink.be Kari

Simple Pasta with Greens & Onions

Simple Pasta with Greens & Onions

Simple & Yummy

Simple & Yummy

Busy??? Too tired to “cook”???  Here is an idea that is simple, fast & filling.  You can feed your kids and and you can still get your veggies in! All in one meal!!!  This is delicious and so easy to make.  I used a fun store bought pasta filled with Chicken & Bacon.  (you can use anything you like or whatever you have on hand).  For the kids, I just boiled the pasta, drained, added some EVOO and Parm, and done.  Easy Peasy.  Heaven Forbid they eat onions or chard.  Maybe yours are less picky….

I wanted to get some veggies in mine so, all you need is:

  • Red Onion (small or half of large cut in half moons)
  • Swiss Chard (torn into bite size pieces)
  • Garlic (2-3 cloves minced)
  • Good Parm (microplane grater)
  • 1 Knob GOOD Butter
  • S&P

While the pasta is boiling, sauté red onion in 2 T EVOO with a little S&P until soft…3-5 mins on Med High.  Turn to Med Low and add Garlic.  Sauté 1 Min until fragrant.  Add torn bits of Chard and turn off heat.  Mix.  Will wilt on its own.  Drain Pasta….keep a small amount of pasta water.  Toss Pasta in Chard and Onion Mixture.  Add 2 T Pasta Water, S&P, and knob of butter.  Toss Gently.  Done and Done!  Plate up and Garnish with Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese.  Bon Appetite!!!

Change this up easily by substituting different Veggies you have on hand or adding fresh Herbs! REMEMBER: USE WHATCH GOT!!!!

Change this up easily by using different Veggies you have on hand or adding fresh Herbs!                                         REMEMBER: USE WHATCH GOT!!!!

Feel free to change up the greens!  Chard, Spinach, Arugula, Kale…any of these are amazing!

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Kari