Sunday, March 4, 2012

Throw It All Together

Happy Sunday evening friends :)  I hope that you've had a nice little weekend.  While I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, my weekend was just the relaxing one that I needed.  I spent a lot of time with my good friends and relaxed.  I also made an incredible stir-fry last night that I enjoyed in my pajamas on the couch while watching all of the episodes of New Girl.  Tonight's agenda includes a gluten-free cookie from Trader Joe's and Lifetime movies!

Oh and before I forget, a recipe for you. When I was in college, one of my roommates would always make pasta with olive oil and parmesan.  It's such a simple dish but loaded with flavor - almost like a grown up version of the noodles with butter that I'm sure we all ate as children :)  I've kept it in the back of my repertoire and when I'm feeling lazy and have parmesan, I'll throw it together.  However, it's basically become impossible for me to eat pasta without "healthifying" it.  So, I expanded upon this simple dish and came up with the recipe below.....  

Parmesan Pasta


1/2 cup brown rice pasta
1/2 cup edamame, shelled
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1. Boil brown rice pasta according to package directions - during last minute of cooking, add frozen edamame.  Drain.
2. Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and parmesan.  Toss to coat!

Love these noodles - such a fun shape!
 What's your favorite noodle shape?