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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Springtime Pasta Salad


the thing about being in a new relationship, you find yourself on your best behavior, you're more agreeable and in my case, completely open to doing things i normally wouldn't do -- like hitting up botanical gardens or opting for whole food/organic ingredients. i also relinquish kitchen control. i'm used to being the one who cooks for others, so when the roles are reversed, it's a pleasant surprise -- one i welcome whole heartedly.

dw's pasta salad

any kinda pasta, in this case, bowtie
bell peppers, diced
onions, diced
1 glove of garlic, minced
2 zucchinis, diced
olive oil
lemon thyme
salt/pepper to taste

boil up some water to cook up the pasta, follow the package accordingly.

dw likes to mise en place like it's going out of style when he cooks. chop all the ingredients. in a deep pan heat up a bit of oil and saute the onions and garlic until translucent. add in the zucchini and cook until desired doneness. at this point, throw in the bell peppers. dw likes them to have keep their sweetness and crispness but still incorporated in the dish. season with salt/pepper and lemon thyme before adding the pasta. mix it all together.

serve warm or cold.

perfect to tuck into when you get home late from yoga, or for lunch... or for a springtime picnic.

currently love, that is, other than dw of course: the head and the heart, down in the valley


  1. Love that you're allowing yourself to let go and enjoy the moments.

  2. Ooh, I love when people cook for me but I also love cooking for people. This looks yummy!

  3. I love this, and that you're living new experiences, it will help you appreciate all the others. I am in love with that breeze. xo

  4. Beautiful photos as always, Lanster. Love that I can enjoy your blog even though I only cook cold cereal.

  5. wendi, it's become quite the bad habit!

    foodhogger, thanks. it realy is quite the luxury to be treated so well by a guy! :)

    thank you jen, it really is quite refreshing.

    dave, as always thank you. cereal is underrated! :)