Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recipe Monday






This isn't a recipe, it's just something I threw together on Saturday night. I always have a package of fresh pasta in the fridge (one day I'd love to make my own but till that day - these are pretty good). Usually I buy the kind with spinach in them but they were out at the store.


So while these babies are boiling up in a pot (for about 5 or 6 minutes) I threw some sesame oil (about 1 tbs.) in a frying pan and fried up sliced almonds, black and white sesame seeds and pine nuts, til brown.


Then I added about a cup and a half of chicken broth and my veggie puree.(That's where I sneak stuff in that the kiddies won't eat. This was pureed, cooked cauliflower and some hummus.)


Then about 1/3 cup pure peanut butter and about the same of coconut milk. (Either half and half of sour cream would work here too - even vanilla yogurt.)



The peanut butter acts as a thickner so I sometimes thin with some water, milk or broth.




Threw in my fav herb - coriander (can't get enough of that) and poured the sauce onto the cooked tortellini. Can't get easier or quicker than that.



This is Milana praying. She's got the hands down, we're working on the eyes closing.

Be sure to visit Colleens place for more recipe sharing and a laugh or two.



Bon Appetite!


18 comments:

Gail said...

Yum, yum, yum!!!! Oh Wanda...I DEFINATELY will be making this one, my family (and me) will love this one I'm sure. Thanks for posting. And Milana praying is the sweetest thing I think I've ever seen.

Have a great Monday and week.

:) Gail

Love Letters To China said...

Wanda... this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing. I'm sure my husband and son would love it but the little girl in my life would only eat the tortellini plain. She is quite the challenge for me in the cooking arena.

Hope you have a great Monday!

Grace

Susie and Gordie said...

Wow, that's sounds very interesting! Will have to try that out. BTW, watching Stevie Nicks on the Grammys last night, I kept thinking it was you. Slight resemblance...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

YUM, YUM, YUM.....is right!!! This looks SOOOOO GOOD!! I love that you snuck the veggies in there too:)

Look at sweet Milana with her hands folded.....that is so stinkin cute!!!

Have a wonderful week!

xo,

Lisa

Dita said...

Now THIS sounds FABULOUS, Wanda. I am definitely going to try this...oh, and if someone read this recipe to me blindfolded and asked me who it came from...i would say you as soon as I heard the Black and White sesame seeds!

You crack me up....even your food matches your decor!

xoxoxo
Dita

JinXiu said...

sounds yummy. I cant wait to try this. I made yout Walnut Trats and they were a hit. thanks so much.

love all the new pictures. Your very talented

Colleen said...

this looks so good!!!!!! So you just threw that together...wow!! You are good girl!!! This looks really yummy!!!! And look at that sweet baby saying her prayers...so precious!!!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

That looks really good! Thanks for sharing. You had me at Tortellini! My kids LOVE it! Milana looks precious praying! Have a wonderful day!

The Cabrals said...

it looks wonderful x

Lisa said...

mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm....

I shouldn't check on Mondays this close to mealtime PLUS its my hard time of day when the munchies strike!

What a beautiful meal!

Luv that you snuck in sweet M with her hands folded in prayer....what a blessing she truly is!! Her big sis too! :)

Happy Monday!

Jboo said...

Wow -- that sounds and looks really good!! Nice way to sneak in some veggies too! Have a great week!

Janet

Leslie said...

wow that sounds good...i make a spinach/sausage soup w/ tortallini its yummo

Mahmee said...

I just ate dinner and now I'm hungry again...that looks so good. Dammit!
M.

Terri said...

I am loving this Recipe Monday!!! Your pasta dish sounds fabulous!!!!

Daisy Dreams said...

Yummy!! I envy people that can "just throw things together." That will never be me ;) .

Super Mommy said...

Oh my - this looks del.i.ous! Can't wait to try it! Loving baby Milana praying, how sweet is that?

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words ;0) - Nancy

Buckeroomama said...

Yummmmy!! J loves tortellini! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll have to start saving up on recipes because come Aug when J starts his new school, I'll have to start packing his lunch for him!

(Psst, coriander is my favorite herb, too! I always add loads and loads whenever I can. Good thing my husband and the kids love it, too.)

M3 said...

Oh man, this looks SO GOOD!!! Now I'm starving and I don't think we have any food in the house...