Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ya Know, Food.

I have to say, this healthy eating thing is really not so bad.  I've had so much fun experimenting with different ingredients and cooking techniques.


I saw a variation of this one on Pinterest, but made it my own.
I started by making a handmade whole wheat fettucini.
Next, I pureed 2 avocados with lemon juice, fresh basil, a handful of arugula leaves, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
I sauteed some peppers and onions and added them to the cooked pasta and avocado cream.
 Seriously, if you're looking for a legit foodgasm without the guilt--EAT THIS SAUCE IMMEDIATELY.






I also made these cake pops and cupcakes for a women's networking luncheon I attended on Monday, so that was fun :)



 Last night for dinner we had broiled tilapia.  To spruce it up, I made a mixture of shredded Parm, lemon zest, salt, and pepper and added it to the top of the fish.



I broiled it for approximately 8 minutes, or until the cheese was golden brown and bubbly and the fish was just cooked through.


Next, I blanched some asparagus.
For those who do not know what "blanch" means: Add fresh asparagus to boiling, salted water for about 2 minutes-not allowing them to get too soft.  Next, put the asparagus into ice water to instantly stop the cooking-sealing the green color and crispy texture.



Next, I put the asparagus into a baking dish coated with olive oil, salt and pepper and grated some more parm over the top.  I then put this under the broiler for just a few minutes until, again, the cheese was golden and melted.


 
I also squeezed some fresh lemon juice over the whole plate.
Just because I'm eating healthy doesn't mean a girl doesn't need some cheese every so often, darn it.
 
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