Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Easy Way Out

I'm cherry picking the easiest questions to answer first because it's my blog and I can cry if I want to. Or whatever.

OK! Alisa and Janeen want easy recipes, specifically pasta in Alisa's case.

Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta

Mexican Spaghetti
(In the same cookbook, Mel Walsh makes what she calls "Mini Meatloaves." She makes a meatball recipe and shapes it into a square on a sheet pan. She then scores the meat into little squares but leaves them touching and bakes the whole thing in the oven. Meatballs in half the time with none of the fuss! She serves them with spaghetti, of course.)

Rhubarb is growing! I just made rhubarb muffins the other day, and they were so good. I used sour soymilk.

I cannot say enough about Catherine Newman's food column. Somebody just give her a book deal already, so I can quit running back and forth to the computer. Yes, some of the recipes have cheese, but most of them can be adapted to be dairy free. We are going to have her Whole wheat Pasta with Chickpeas and Lemon tonight for dinner, and last night we had her Carrot Salad. It is so. Good. Especially now that we have fresh mint to put in it. And it doesn't have any mayo or anything so it's great for picnics.

Hmmn. That's kind of a gluten-heavy list, Janeen, but you can use GF pasta and make GF rhubarb crisp if you're not feeling up to GF rhubarb muffins. Yes?


  1. Ask and yee shall receive :)

    Shrimp and artichokes comin' up!

  2. I agree on Catherine Newman's food column - yummy stuff. The gingerbread recipe I found especially good, not sure how it would be dairy-free though.

  3. Thanks for the recipes!! Gluten free pasta is an easy sub and rhubarb crisp sounds good. The farm market around the corner had rhubarb when I stopped there the other day to get Jason an apple cider slushy. I didn't know what to do with it, but rhubarb crisp (maybe over vanilla soy ice cream??) sounds yummy :)