Friday, June 22, 2007

Pita Pizzas

(per person)

1 pita or other flat bread
1/4 cup organic pizza sauce
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
veggie toppings as desired (tomatoes, spinach, banana peppers, pineapple)

Place bread on grill. Heat one side 3 minutes. Flip and top with sauce, cheese, and toppings. Heat until cheese is melted.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

grilled tomato spaghetti

1/2 lb whole wheat spaghetti
12 oz. package cherry tomatoes
1/4 onion, sliced
2 tbsp EVOO
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp Italian seasoning (I use a packet from Little Casear's)

Place tomatoes and onions in foil. Add EVOO, vinegar, garlic, and seasoning. Wrap up in a little package with all seams closed. Flip over and wrap in another layer of foil. Place on grill.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain pasta and remove tomatoes from grill. Combine and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

spaghetti alla carbonara

Serves 4-6
Points: I don't even want to know

1/2 lb. bacon, cut lengthwise and then into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 cup EVOO
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup Pericino-Romano Cheese, finely grated
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 eggs
1 lb. spaghetti

Fry bacon in olive oil. When crisp, add white wine. Cook and reduce.

Cook spaghetti per package directions.

Combine eggs, cheeses, and garlic in a bowl. Beat with a fork.

Drain pasta and reserve 3/4 cup spaghetti water. Return spaghetti to pot. Add egg mixture and bacon mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine. Add spaghetti water if dry.

I made this when my whole family was visiting my brother in Kansas. Not exactly figure friendly, but it tasted awesome.