Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Creamy Chicken Pasta

Now here is a delectable and easy pasta. I sometimes try and make a healthy pasta but I always end up adding a ton of butter, cream and cheese. I wouldn't call this pasta healthy but at least it doesn't have any butter or cheese in it, just a little cream :). I hope you will give it a try, it is really simple and delicious.

1 lb fusilli pasta (or your favorite short pasta)
2 cups heavy cream
4 TBSP dijon mustard
2 1/2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

1. Cook pasta according to package directions
2. In a large skillet, heat cream and mustard. Add salt & pepper
3. Add chicken and mushrooms and heat thoroughly
4. Add pasta and spinach, toss well

Serves 6-8

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple Sesame Vinaigrette

I'm back..... at least for today with a new post. I have been very lazy with my postings, well not exactly lazy... yes, yes lazy! I have been trying to eat healthy and I haven't been very inspired. I normally like thick, creamy dressings for salads but since that is NOT healthy I decided to experiment. I wanted something light but packed with flavor, so that is how this vinaigrette came to be. It is an easy, light dressing with lots of flavor but not so it defeats the purpose of eating a salad. This vinaigrette will not stick to your lettuce, but it is so gooooood! It is a great marinade for chicken too. Place chicken and vinaigrette in a ziploc for 2 hours remove chicken and grill or broil until done YUM!!!

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 TBSP soy sauce
1-2 TBSP sesame oil
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp ginger, grated or finely chopped
2 TBSP sesame seeds

1. Place all ingredients in a glass jar, cover and shake vigorously until well combined.