Category: Pasta

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto, Spiralized Vegetables, Baked Breaded Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

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According to the calendar Spring has officially arrived! (A big shout-out to my east coast friends and family! You did it! You survived!)

So here we go: a whole new crop of fresh fruits and vegetables to work with in the kitchen. Easter is just around the corner and in the Greek home that is a whole feast in and among itself… more on that in the coming weeks. With the weather warming and the plants blooming it’s time for me to set some seasonal goals:

  1. Eat right;
  2. Log some more miles on my running shoes because swimsuit season is knocking on the door;
  3. Reward myself with a few new spring-worthy outfits! (1 and 2 need to seriously happen before 3 is even considered!)

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The Great Alfredo Fake-Out

Yogurt-Pasta-1Returning to the states after time spent in Greece is often a difficult task resulting in withdrawals. For me, it was withdrawals from 1) Siesta; 2) Cheap gyros; 3) Thick and tasty Greek Yogurt. I was forever changed and simply couldn’t look at yogurt the same again. I turned my nose up at American yogurt and actually said things like “this is hardly yogurt!” Apparently, I had become a Yogurt Snob.

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