Quick & Healthy Pasta Stir Fry

This recipe started out as an attempt to make a new, simple salad using some of my favorite ingredients. However,  I wasn’t loving how it turned out – not that it was bad, but it just wasn’t great  – and so I decided to turn it into the heart of a pasta stir fy… 

 Ingredients (for 2):

  • 1 small can cannelini beans
  • 10-12 artichoke hearts (whole or cut in half)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or red vinegar

I combined the above ingredients the night before and refrigerated it until last night when I simply added it to the following:

  • cooked pasta  (enough for 2)
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • a splash (about 4 tbsp) of tomato sauce
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper/red pepper flakes
  • salt & fresh pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and sauté on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes (or until salad ingredients are hot and everything has combined nicely)
  2. Enjoy!

So you can prep the “salad” portion beforehand or combine everything in one shot — either way, it’s a really quick and healthy meal.

 Happy Friday! :)

Got Greens?

Last night, I was really feeling like I needed more greens in my life so I whipped up this supremely green and delicious stir fry.

I simply sauteed the following nutritious ingredients at medium heat for about 15 minutes (or until veggies are as tender as desired):

  • kale (a whole bunch)
  • broccoli (3 crowns)
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • 1 bunch of scallions (6 scallions total)
  • 1 jumbo sized clove of garlic
  • approximately 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (if you like spice)