Mo’ Faux PastaJuly 15, 2010
Sometimes it’s just got to be super simple. While the recipes are fun, fun, fun – I don’t always plan ahead and ingredients don’t get purchased. I had some yellow squash and since I had only used my slicer with zucchini, I thought I’d give it a try. I ended up slicing 1 large yellow squash with the spaghetti shaped cutter.
I put chopped black olives, marinated sun-dried tomatoes and garlic in a sauté pan with some of the flavored oil from the jar of tomatoes. I added some oregano, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, salt and ground pepper.
I am not kidding when I say, “I could eat this every night!” – no joke. I’d have the most boring blog on the Internet, but a heaping bowl or plate of this actually tricks my brain into believing I’m eating a huge portion of pasta – yet I don’t get the bloated feeling pasta gives me.
I used the same sun-dried tomatoes and garlic combo to whip up a shrimp dish a few nights back.
I swear, if the slicer was sold on HSN, I would be the caller ordering up one for every friend I have – I’m loving it THAT much – best gift ever Mom and Dad.
Sure, a good pasta craving would send me to the nearest Italian restaurant… but quick mid-week meals of mostly veggies are a much healthier option.
I still want to try a terriyaki stir fry with my faux noodles, that might be next on the list!