I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Spaghetti with Arugula

This is a light meal that you can substitute pretty much anything in the ingredients with something you have in the house.

1 lb spaghetti (any pasta)
2 tbsps olive oil and 1/2 cup olive oil
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups arugula (or spinach)
12 oz roasted red peppers (or cherry tomatoes)
1/4 cup walnuts (pine nuts?)
1-2 marinated artichokes (maybe black olives, you get the picture)
1/3 cup reserved cooking water
1 lemon, juice and zest
1/4 cup white wine (red would probably work)
black pepper

Start by lightly browning the garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil.  Toss in the walnuts, roasted peppers and artichokes and remove from heat.

Mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup white wine and a few grinds of fresh black pepper.  Add this liquid mixture to the vegetable mixture.

Meanwhile cook the spaghetti and reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Now drain and toss in the arugula and mix together with the rest. Add as much of the reserved liquid as you need.

Add zest of lemon and top with parmesan.

Serves 3-4

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