I am a carboholic. I am pretty sure that if I lived alone I would just eat a giant bowl of pasta every night. I might mix up the sauces, but it would be all pasta all the time. And the “serving size” of pasta? HA! I could probably eat an entire 1 lb box of pasta if I really set my mind to it. Serving size is one of those things I have to really watch in order to lose or maintain my weight. So now I diligently measure out my pasta on my food scale. And by diligently, I mean I usually have a serving and a half of pasta, because even on a diet, one serving won’t be satisfying.
This is a great recipe that I made last night. It look approximately 10 minutes to make, which is great for a weekday evening or when you don’t really feel like cooking. I modified the recipe from one of my vegetarian cookbooks.
Recipe: Green Spaghetti (serves 2)
6 oz capellini or spaghetti
Frozen broccoli (I used about half a pound)
1/3 cup skim milk
Garlic clove, pressed or finely chopped
¼ cup Blue Cheese
Salt and pepper
Boil pasta for however long the box says to. Meanwhile, use a steamer basket set over the pasta water to steam the broccoli for about 4 minutes. Once the broccoli is steamed put in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Mix with cooked pasta and serve hot.
This was surprisingly good for something so simple. It had a fresh flavor from the broccoli, and the small amount of blue cheese added a great tanginess to the dish.