11/5/12

Vegetable Cashew Saute

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark sesame oil
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1.5 cups chopped unsalted cashew nuts

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the rotini 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Heat the 1/4 cup sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the broccoli, carrots, red bell pepper, mushrooms, shelled edamame, and cashews. Mix in the sesame oil sauce. Cover skillet, and cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender but crisp. Serve over the cooked pasta.

 

10/24/12

3 cheese chicken pasta bake

2 cups multi-grain pasta or gluten free pasta

9 oz. spinach

1 lb. chicken

1 tsp. basil

1 can (14.5 oz.) spaghetti sauce

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained

2 oz. cream cheese

1 cup mozzarella Cheese

2 tbps grated parmesan Cheese

 

Preparation:

  1. Cook pasta as directions and add spinach for last minute
  2. cook chicken and basil in skillet until chicken cooked then add sauce and tomatoes.  Bring to boil and stir in cream cheese
  3. drain pasta mixture, stir in ck. Mixture and ½ cup mozz. Cheese.  Place in baking dish
  4. bake for 20 min. @ 375… sprinkle w/ remaining cheese
10/19/12

Penne with butternut squash

Ingredients:

1 pound pasta

4 ounce bacon

1 TBSP garlic

1 cup onion

1/2 cup white whine

12 ounces butternut squash

1 cup vegetable broth

2 tsp thyme

broccoli and cauliflower

Directions:

Cook noodles to directions

Cook bacon to directions and then crumble

Combine all ingredients

10/19/12

Southwest Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups macaroni
  • ½ lb. broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 2 to 3 large carrots
  • 1 can (10 ¾ oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken cubed

 

Preparation:  In saucepan prepare macaroni, then add broccoli and carrots for last 4 min. of cooking.  Drain the water.

 

In same saucepan add soup, milk, salsa, chicken and macaroni mixture.

 

Top with cheese if desired.