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The Green Pasta Experiment

Ok, so I admit it, it was my drawer.. but I’m sure you can all relate to that one drawer in your kitchen where everything ends up.. and by the way, I only have 3 drawers in the kitchen so the stuff has to go somewhere! As Nadine had mentioned, I did bribe her with lunch in exchange for her organizational skills.

Here is the recipe I saw on Pinterest and then later found on my friends Facebook status.  I kept everything relatively the same, however, I used rice pasta (to stay gluten free) and I added about 1-2 Tablespoons of basil/tomato goat cheese.

The picture is of the full recipe. The recipe was a great size for the two of us to be completely full after licking the bowls clean, I mean eating everything off our plates.  My one suggestion if you are planning on trying this one out, is to go light on the lemon juice.  I didn’t have any actual lemons on hand so I ended up just using lemon juice from the bottle – we both found it on the verge of being too lemony..is that a word?  Lemony?  Well it us now and I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!

So would I try this recipe again?  Absolutely!  Do I think my picky eaters at home would eat this for dinner?  Absolutely not… I think it would be too green for my DH and well the kids aren’t into the exotic green colour of the pasta.  But I have promised myself that one day I will convince them to love avocados just as much as I do.. speaking of avocados, I should share my guacamole recipe with you soon.. mmm so good!  Until next time,

Happy Eating!


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  • Nadine says:

    This was delicious! I was fed this for lunch and truly it was so good! And an easy meal to make for only one if you are dining alone, or eating a great meal while everyone else in the family eats something not so healthy or delicious!

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Nadine Best

I am a follower of Jesus, SAHM, THMer, and homeschooler to my 4 boys. I love to garden and am a wanna be homesteader. I also LOVE organizing.

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