Category Archives: Dinner

15-Minute Pasta

When I made this pasta dish the other night, I had no intentions of posting it but I actually got a couple requests for how I made it! I was kinda surprised since it looks like a hot mess presentation-wise haha but it tastes absolutely delicious. I also threw it together in less than 15 minutes since I was packing dinner on-the-go before heading out to work so it doesn’t take much time at all.

So here’s what you’ll need:
pasta (regular or gluten-free)
pesto
cherry tomatoes
shaved brussel sprouts
feta cheese
salt and pepper

I guess this technically isn’t a recipe because I didn’t measure anything out but just eyeballed it all. First, I cooked the pasta then while that was going, I sauteed up the shaved brussel sprouts (I get a bag at Trader Joe’s) and cherry tomatoes with some sunflower oil and salt and pepper. Once the pasta was done, I drained it then threw it in with the veggies to mix and added in a couple spoonfuls of pesto. Once that was all combined, I turned the heat off and then mixed in the feta cheese so that it got slightly gooey but still kept a lot of the chunks.

And that’s it! Like I said, it’s not really a recipe but I’ve made this three times this week already and absolutely love it. You could also add some type of meat like chicken or ground turkey which I think I’ll try next time I make this.

Enjoy!

Crockpot Vegetable Pesto Soup

Crockpot recipes are my absolute favorite as it’s easy, simple, and very hands off. I just throw all the ingredients into the crock pot and leave it sit for a few hours. I swear something magical happens in the crock pot because the taste is always so much better than if I were to make it in a giant pot on the stove!

I decided to make my own version of pesto vegetable soup because that’s my favorite soup to get from Panera. I wouldn’t call it a copy-cat because I didn’t model it to taste exactly like the one you would find at Panera. I wanted to make my own homemade version and not to boast or anything, but I prefer this batch to Panera’s 🙂

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Tortizzas

Ever have one of those days where all you want is just to eat all the pizza? It’s one of those scenarios where your heart tells you yes but your macros tell you no. Well, luckily here’s a compromise for you..

Tortizzas.

That’s my “cheesy” mash up name of tortilla and pizza. I’m sorry, I’ll stop with the bad puns…maybe. I just don’t want any saucy remarks because of my bad jokes. Okay I swear I’m done now.  Anyway, you make it like you would a pizza then bake it til it gets even more pizza-y, and then you get to eat it like you would a pizza. This is one of my go-to substitutes when I can’t have the real thing!

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