Get some healthy pesto pasta!

I miss cooking! It’s been so busy lately, I just haven’t had the time to cook. But last weekend, I finally did! I’m so proud! Yay! I bought all my ingredients at Whole Foods and made some healthy pesto pasta.

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I boiled the whole wheat Fusili pasta in Chardonnay, water, garlic salt, and extra virgin olive oil. I thought I would be able to taste the wine, but I didn’t.

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I found this chia seed pesto sauce, which looked every interesting. I, of course, added pine nuts to the pesto sauce. Gotta! I even added wine! Haha! That was some good pesto sauce. Tasted very similar to my homemade recipe. Couldn’t even taste the chia seeds. I wouldn’t have known otherwise!

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Saw these and they looked interesting to add to the pasta. Plus, they were on sale- whoo hoo! They sausages were pretty good, and they were organic! Yes!

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Gotta have cheese! Crumbled Parmesan cheese and Halloumi cheese. Mmmm! The Halloumi cheese had more of a mozzarella texture.

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Bam! What a healthy creation!

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Made a side of broccoli with sharp cheddar cheese. Mmmm!

Until the next cooking adventure! Yee haw!

Mini quiches for dinner & the 100th post!

I was inspired by The Pioneer Woman one weekend, and made mini quiches. It was a fairly simple dish to make. Here is the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/ham-and-leek-mini-quiches.html

I made it my own, and baked chicken and chives quiches. I bought chicken cold-cuts and wrapped it around the inside of the muffin cups, mixed a dozen eggs together, seasoned with salt, pepper, and chives, poured the egg mixture into the muffin cups, and topped it with lots of pepper jack cheese. Yum! Don’t forget to spray the muffin cups with cooking spray so that the quiches won’t stick after they’re cooked.

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They go into a 350° oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are thoroughly cooked. Let them cool a bit before popping them out of the cups. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and chives. Mmm! So good! It can be served with ketchup or salsa, too. I had six tins; and with a dozen eggs, it made nearly 24.

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The quiches were served with good ol’ broccoli and cheese! My fave!

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A simple, yet scrumptious dishes!

Happy cooking!