seriously you guys, i just had the best dinner ever! it was the spicy lemon pepper pasta with broccoli from one of my favorite blogs, vegan yum yum! now if some of you think“oh i can’t eat pasta, it will make my thighs fat ect ect” tell your thighs to STFU and go get some whole wheat pasta for f*cks sake cuz’ life is too short to deny yourself one of the best foods. evar. whole wheat pasta has a lower glycemic index than its white counterpart, and 12 grams of protein in one hefty jen sized serving! you can’t go wrong! maybe if you have celiacs disease but i wouldn’t consider that your fault. just get some brown rice or quinoa pasta and call it square. i would have posted a pic but 1. lolo’s pics on vegan yum yum are waaaaaay better, 2. i left the camera at work d’oh, and 3. i used a bunch of mis-matched remnants of pasta so it wasn’t as neat per se.
but, like i was saying, this is good. food-gasm in the mouf good. so damn good i want you all to make it this week and be happy with your awesome thighs full of yummy awesome pasta. kay? oh, and this only took about 15 minutes to make so if you’re like me and want to one-up rachel ray with her “30 minute meals” the recipe is found here:
the recipe made 1 serving so here are the amounts i used to serve 4. enjoy
3/4 lb whole wheat pasta
2 medium crowns broccoli and stalk, chopped
5 oil packed sun dried tomatoes, small dice
the juice and zest of one lemon, separated
1/2 heaping tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp cracked black pepper
3-4 tbs earth balance, melted (i was out of olive oil)
sea salt to taste
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley – toss this all over when its done cooking, its not in the original recipe but it added a great color and flavor!