Here we are, the week after the 4th of July, wondering how it’s already July and the summer is half over. I know I am. Well cheer up, there is still lots of summer to enjoy and now you have a great pasta salad recipe to try out that isn’t like a normal pasta salad. I love orzo and Whole Foods sells a really great orzo salad that costs about an arm and a leg just for a small amount so I like to make this instead. This is a great during the week lunch recipe as it gets better the longer all the flavors have time to mix together in the fridge. Disclaimer: it is hard not to keep going back for more, so stay strong and away from the fridge if you want to have leftovers!
One of my favorite cooking things to do is make a big batch of something I can then freeze individually to throw into recipes whenever I feel like it. Broths, sauces, you name it, I probably have it in my freezer. I find tomato sauce to be a great freezer staple and is something you can have simmering away on the stove while you do other stuff around the house. The real key to a great tomato sauce, according to this Irish gal, is using a mix of canned San Marzano tomatoes and fresh tomatoes. Continue reading
Not only is this our first pasta post but also, our first post that involves carbs. Who knew Amanda and I were such low carb recipe lovers? Anyway, I love Saveur magazine and will occasionally buy it when I see it but am always checking out the website. Many a recipe I’ve cooked has come from them, just like this one.