Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pasta Revolution

Happy day before the long weekend! How many others are as excited as I am? I’m so excited for the weekend. It’s a long weekend and the weather in Halifax is calling for 20 degrees and sunny. Who could as for a better weekend.

This morning started with another green smoothie. In this morning’s blender: 2 handfuls of organic spinach, banana, 1 tbsp of flaxmeal, 1.25 cups of UVAB, ice and this…

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1/2 the pack of Vega Whole Food Smoothie Infusion. I love the extra greens in my smoothie.

I think I’ll be starting my day with a smoothie for the rest of the school year. I’ve had so much more energy the past couple days.

So how many people out there watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? Matt and watched it every week and really started to love it.

I loved the idea that Jamie had to changed the school system and the food that our kids eat. We also loved the idea of eating real food and we’ve been trying to work on that. That includes pasta sauce from scratch not from a bottle.

Tonight we finally decided to try our first Jamie Oliver recipe. Matt decided to cook me Jamie’s Classic Tomato Spaghetti.

He followed the recipe exactly but here’s a quick breakdown of our dinner.

Jamie Oliver’s Classic Tomato Spaghetti


  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red chile
  • A small bunch of basil
  • Box of Spaghetti
  • 1 large can of diced tomato
  • Olive Oil
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Bag of frozen shrimp (this one we added on our own)

Matt first sliced the garlic and chile and took the basil leaves off the stem and cut up the stems.

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He boiled pasta and and in a pan heat up 2 tbsp of olive and cook up the garlic, chile and stems of the basil. When the garlic starts to brown add the tomatoes and the basil.

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In a separate bowl cook the shrimp.

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Once the pasta is cooked, drain and mix into the tomato sauce.

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Then add the shrimp.

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Serve on a plate topped with some parmesan.

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Served with a piece of Oatmeal brown bread that we picked up at Pete’s this afternoon.

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Dinner was simple, healthy and delicious. NOM!

This recipe made 6-7 servings so lots of leftovers.

And after dinner treat included 2 or 3 of these that we also got a Pete’s.

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Overall, another great day of eating.

Question: Is everyone enjoying my recipes recently? My dinners have been so yummy lately that I really wanted to share them with all of you. If I’m boring everyone please let me know or if you’d like to see something different on the blog please tell me.

I have lots of big plans for the weekend so hopefully I’ll have some other interesting and exciting posts for you coming up.

~ Katie :)


Nicole said...

I need to get my hands on some of those vega products. Your pasta dish looks delicious, great job on these recipes...I love reading them :)

Jenny said...

I love Jamie Oliver, his recipes always look so tempting and this one is very much like that! I am going to try that, thank you for sharing!!

Take care,

Angela said...

I love that your post the recipes! Keep up the good work.