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Read to me...: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese. Pasta With Black Olive Sauce. Healthy Chipotle Sweet Corn Fettuccine. I know it.

Healthy Chipotle Sweet Corn Fettuccine

I never ever post on Thursdays, hardly ever. And I’m one of those people who likes to have things on schedule, on specific days, at specific times, and this healthy chipotle sweet corn fettuccine is definitely NOT following the plan. Thanks a lot, you plate of creamy summer noodles you. I may or may not have a few good excuses as to why my routine this week is totally out of whack. White Cheddar Mac N' Cheese with Squash and Toasted Walnuts. In my perfect world, it would be fall all the time.

White Cheddar Mac N' Cheese with Squash and Toasted Walnuts

I didn’t know that about myself until I moved to the Philippines. I’ve always been a beach girl, aka Minnesota wannabe beach girl. But sometime in the last 6 weeks my body started rejecting anything resembling hot summer weather and craving anything in the range of 45-65 degrees. Bev pretty much brought me to tears with this ode to fall: “Cooler temperatures… football season… the sounds of ‘aaaahhhh’ in the background as I noodle around in the kitchen over a pot of soup or something with the air conditioning off and the back door open.”

Farmer’s Market Pasta. Trust me.

Farmer’s Market Pasta

You don’t even want to know how many titles I came up with for these little pots of joy. Instead of sharing all of the potential recipe titles with you, I will give you the chance to do something more productive with your 3 seconds. Like look at this picture and wonder what’s going on (that’s exactly what I was doing, too). That, and talking on the phone with a Spanish speaking acquaintance, trying to explain that I would be late because there was “mucho agua”. Rustic Garlic Butter Penne with Roasted Broccoli and Sauteed Mushrooms.

I love pasta. I eat mushrooms. And I buy clearance shirts that are actually swim cover-ups. How and why could I fall in love with a shirt that’s not a shirt? That makes me nervous. I didn’t actually discover that it was a swim cover up until after I had bought it and imagined myself wearing it about 50 different adorable ways. And… it was Mossimo brand. I thought Bjork would encourage me to keep it and wear it anyways because that’s how cute it was. He commented on the weird fabric instead. Why and how does my husband care about fabric? Oh, hey, this happened, too. Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Avocado Pesto Pasta. Diet and Fitness, Diet and Healthy Eating Posted by admin Looking for an easy Meatless Monday recipe?

Chloe’s Kitchen Recipe: Avocado Pesto Pasta

This popular dairy-free, delicious avocado pesto pasta should please the entire family (and they’ll never know it’s vegan!). From Chloe’s Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way by Chloe Coscarelli. Put a healthful California twist on a traditional Italian favorite and you’ve got Avocado Pesto Pasta. 1 pound linguine 1 bunch fresh basil, reserve some leaves for garnish 1/2 cup pine nuts 2 avocados, pitted and peeled 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes or sliced sun-dried tomatoes, optional Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, make the pesto by combining basil, pine nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor. Butternut Squash Lasagna. What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and healthy?

Butternut Squash Lasagna

You get this amazing lasagna that will rock your world. I was a little nervous about Bjork liking this (or, more accurately, not liking this). After all, it does seem a tad girly considering I took out the meat and replaced it with a delicate butternut squash puree. But not to worry – he told me he liked it and ate the whole piece! How lucky am I to have a butternut-squash-lasagna-liking husband! I was also worried about this being kind of time-consuming. Ummm… what is cheesecloth? Answer: Yes! I did add an extra 100 calories per slice by topping each piece with Gouda cheese and broiling it for a few minutes. Butternut Squash Lasagna Ingredients 4 cups butternut squash puree (i.e. Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F. Notes Covering the lasagna might help the top not to get so crispy looking – especially if you don’t plan on melting cheese over each piece.

More from Pinch of Yum. Veggie Alfredo Lasagna. I… I can’t speak.

Veggie Alfredo Lasagna

This creamy comfort food veggie Alfredo lasagna is heaven to me. And I will elaborate on that, I promise, but I can’t move on without talking about what makes this whole thing work: the garlic-butter-Parmesan-flavored, 50-calories-per-serving sauce. Baked Rigatoni with Spinach, Provolone, and Turkey. Getting back into the kitchen is rough, except not really.

Baked Rigatoni with Spinach, Provolone, and Turkey

Cause look at that cheese. Somehow I moseyed my way through making this over the course of three days. I mean, three.days. 72 hours.