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Pesto Pasta With Sundried Tomatoes

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If you like pesto this pesto pasta with sundried tomatoes will quickly become one of your absolute favorites. It’s easy to throw together and tastes like you’ve been working on it all day. Definitely a favorite in our home, of course, I love anything with sundried tomatoes. I could eat this everyday if I were “allowed” to, though I know it’s probably not the healthiest to live on one thing (but hey, it has vegetables).

This is perfect for dinner or lunch, or even breakfast if you can’t resist. It doesn’t take long to prepare, which makes it a great summertime or weeknight meal. (It’s also delicious with some cubed cooked chicken if you want it some protein.) I hope you enjoy! 🙂

sundried-tomato-pesto-pastaPesto Pasta With Sundried Tomatoes

  • 1 (12 oz) box of gluten free pasta
  • 1 batch homemade pesto
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped (more or less depending on desired amount)
  1. Cook and drain pasta as usual.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, toss the tomatoes and give a stir.
  3. Add in pasta and pesto and heat until warmed.
  4. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  5. Enjoy! 🙂

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Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

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We’ve been loving this pasta dish lately. It’s lighter than most cheesy pastas, yet a filling and flavorful, easy, and more elegant pasta dinner.

I’ve been just mixing everything in a pan, so I’m not doing a recipe card just because the ingredients aren’t 100% measured out, but it’s really easy to work with to achieve your desired taste.

  • Box pasta
  • 1/4 olive oil (possibly more)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 – 1 cup chopped broccoli (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp – 1 Tbls each dried parsley, oregano and basil
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder (to taste)
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Parmesan to top

Cook and drain a box of pasta. In a large pan add olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, broccoli, and pine nuts then cook over medium heat until broccoli begins to soften. Add pasta back in and combine until coated with oil (add more if needed). Mix in spices. Add in a bit of shredded mozzarella. Serve and top with Parmesan cheese.

I hope you enjoy! If you try it out I’d love to hear about it in the comments. You can also connect with me on Facebook.

Margarita Chicken

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This Tuesday I made a copycat of Chili’s Margarita Grilled Chicken. It turned out great! There are a few tweaks I’d make next time, primarily the addition of more margarita mix. (All my recipes are gluten-free, by the way.)

I also made pico de gallo to top it all off. I started in the morning, so I had all day to look forward to it.

The scorching onion of tears.
The scorching onion of tears.

It was quite the experience! First of all, the red onion I used was really strong! There’s nothing like crying in the kitchen alone, knife in hand, unable to see what you’re doing.

Then, when juicing the lime, some of the juice squirted directly into my eye. I take back what I said earlier… There’s nothing like the sting of citrus in cried-out eyes. Well worth it though!

My Tuesday proceeded to be highly productive, which is good because it means I actually can buckle down and focus when I put my mind to it.

Have a lovely day!

 

Pico De Gallopico de gallo

1/2 red onion

3 large, firm tomatoes

1/2 bunch cilantro

1 jalapeno

Juice from 1 lime

Salt to taste

Chop. Mix. Enjoy.

 

Margarita Chicken

2 chicken breasts

1/2 cup liquid margarita mix

Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder

Marinate chicken in margarita mix overnight. Fry chicken in pan covered about halfway in margarita mix (or grill instead). Season each side with pepper, garlic and onion powder.

 

Margarita Rice And Black Beans

2 cups cooked rice

1 can black beans (drained)

1/2ish cups margarita mix

Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, cumin.

Mix everything in a large skillet. Heat until warm.

 

The dinner that made it all worth it.
The dinner that made it all worth it.