Monday, May 2, 2011

She Sells Sea Shells

Actually, Cost Plus World Market sells sea shells, I just purchase them and make a delicious pasta.
See?  Gorgeous rainbow colored sea shell pasta!  I actually made my boyfriend take me to CPWM when I was in Milwaukee because we don't have them in Michigan anymore :(

While the noodles were boiling to al dente perfection I sauteed 2 tsp of EVOO and 2 heaping teaspoons of garlic in a pan with red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper.  Then I added the pasta to the pan along with the juice from one lemon and a little of the reserved pasta water (about 1/4 cup)  then I let them simmer a little bit together.

Then I scooped out a heaping 1 cup serving (it made 4 servings total) and added some roasted brussel sprouts and 2 TBSP of parmesan.

 Nom! Nom! NOM!
The recipe was inspired by Jenna, but I didnt have any sun dried tomatoes.  I'm going to eat every last crumb of the leftovers this week but I'm adding some shrimp for protein (I have a big bag of frozen in my freezer from Costco!) because I was hungry a couple hours after I ate this and I'm pretty sure lack of protein is the culprit.

My workout today was a 40 minute run/walk outside followed by a 5 minute stretch.  I have my eyes peeled on Groupon and Living Social for some cheap yoga, because hewboy do I need it.