Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bucatini Pomodoro

I made this the other night and it was a big hit! This is such an easy, healthy and yummy dinner the whole family will enjoy.  There are only a few ingredients in this dish, but as my Italian husband said, "Italian cooking is simple. It's really all about using fresh ingredients and showcasing them." All of the ingredients besides the pasta and Italian tomatoes were from our local farmer's market (even the olive oil), and it made such a difference! This dish is for little one's ready for finger food and Mommies and Daddies of all ages.

Here's what you need:
1 lb bucatini pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 to 2 handfuls fresh basil leaves
1 28oz can organic whole peeled Italian tomatoes

In a large deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add sliced garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add canned tomatoes and basil. Cook for 30 minutes (should turn into a sauce). Season with salt and pepper to taste. While tomatoes are cooking. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package. Drain pasta and add to skillet with sauce. Toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PBJ Smoothie

I know it's been awhile, but life with a newborn and a toddler is pretty crazy! I literally have five minutes so let's get to it. My son and I made this yummy smoothie for lunch today, while my 6 week old daughter was in her bouncy seat. This takes about 2 minutes to make (love that!). I made this in my magic bullet so each batch measured out to be about 2 child servings. This is for little one's 12+ months and mommies and daddies of all ages!

Here's what you need:
2 handfuls organic strawberries (leaves removed)
1 handful organic raspberries
1 tsp honey
2 tblsp natural peanut butter (or whatever nut or sunflower butter you prefer)
1/2 to 3/4 cup organic milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like)

Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cups and serve with a straw. Enjoy!
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