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Easy Set & Forget Overnight Oats

Easy Set & Forget Overnight Oats

Busy. Too many emails. Tired. Too little time before the day has even begun. Sound like you?¬†Me too… All too often, my mornings end before I think they even begin. With emails coming in all night, classes to prepare and teach, dogs to walk, projects […]

[Recipe] Acai Bowl at home

[Recipe] Acai Bowl at home

If you’re a healthy eater, or a Pinterest junkie, you’ve probably heard of Acai Bowls. They seem to be getting tons of attention and, unlike many food items that fall into the spotlight, they deserve it. Acai is a tropical superfood fruit that hails from […]

[Recipe] Caramelized Fennel & Kale Pasta

[Recipe] Caramelized Fennel & Kale Pasta

I love fennel.
I love kale.

Sooo when Blue Apron combined the two in a recipe this week, one could say I was excited. ūüôā

They put together a pasta recipe with the chopped vegetables and some interesting flavors, like dried honey and breadcrumbs. I made the recipe, minus the breadcrumbs, and it was DELICIOUS!

The recipe was pretty easy too – something you could make at any time! You even need all of the ingredients. It’s great with everything of course but if you just want a simple, tasty meal, the version below is great!

Caramelized Fennel & Kale Pasta | sunshine & the bearCaramelized Fennel & Kale Pasta
Courtesy of: Blue Apron
Needs: Pasta pot; deep pan
Ingredients:

  • 8 oz pasta of your choice (we used bucatini)
  • 1 large fennel bulb (divide bulb and stems and chop, save fronds for garnish)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 large bunch Tuscan kale (remove stems and rip into small pieces)
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/3 C pecorino cheese
  • 1/8 t red pepper flakes
  • S&P

Directions:

  1. Fill pot with water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. When draining pasta, SAVE 1 C of the water.
  2. Wash and chop vegetables.
  3. Heat oil in a deep pan on medium until hot. Add onion, fennel and red pepper then cook until browned/caramelized.
  4. Add kale to vegetable mix and cook until wilted.
  5. Add pasta and 1/2 – 3/4 C water and cook until water is mostly absorbed.
  6. Mix in butter and cheese until melted.
  7. Season with S&P.
  8. Enjoy!
[Recipe] Mushroom Pizza

[Recipe] Mushroom Pizza

I love pizza. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Unfortunately, too much pizza isn’t exactly good for my diet.¬† THEN I had an epiphany…mushroom pizza. I buy these huge portobello mushroom caps to sub for burgers but a lot of them are so big, they could […]

[Recipe] Chipotle Turkey Chili

[Recipe] Chipotle Turkey Chili

One of the best dishes my mom made at home was chili. YUM! She was always nice enough to make a¬†separate pot for me with no beans (bless that sweet woman who¬†accommodated us three kids). Anyway, needless to say, I’ve been a non-bean chili lover […]