The Kitchen Sink

Happy Monday!

Today started out with an egg sandwich. Not just any egg sandwich, but a Chris-made egg sandwich. Really, no one makes them as well as he does. Who knows how he does it, but the boy has a gift.

Doesn’t look crazy good, but it tasted crazy good.

Tonight I stood in front of my fridge and drew a blank on dinner. In fact, the thought of even prepping anything made me cringe. I’ll chalk it up to a case of the Mondays.

When all else fails, pasta is usually the winner. My mom taught me the basics of cooking pasta and making various types of sauces, so once that’s down pat, you can add anything you want according to your tastes and what you have on hand. I call it the kitchen sink. Seriously, throw any veggie in a pasta dish and it’s bound to taste good. I hesitated to even write this recipe here, but it’s simple, easy, and since it’s one of my “go-to” dishes. I thought you all might be interested, too. :)

The Kitchen Sink Pasta (serves 1)

  • 3/4 c. whole wheat pasta of any kind
  • 2 tbsp. oil/butter/butter alternative (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 c. chopped veggies (Use anything you’ve got!) *I used onions and mushrooms*
  • S + P to taste
  1. Bring 2 c. water to a rolling boil, add pinch of salt and pasta.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add oil/butter of choice.
  3. Add veggies and cook until browned and caramelized.
  4. Drain pasta and reserve 1/3 c. starchy cooking water. Add pasta back to pot and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Add veggies to pasta and cooking water. Stir to combine.
  6. Season with additional salt and pepper. Top with parmesan if desired.

Yep, my belly is full.

I didn’t go to the gym today. I felt like such a rebel. Nope, that’s a lie. I just needed a day of rest.

BUT…speaking of rebels, I watched this guy on the tube tonight. I’ve missed him.

I have an intense love for anything on the Travel channel. I blame my dad. It’s a good thing, though, because it has introduced me to the sarcastic, no holds barred, hilarious and insightful Anthony Bourdain. His show, No Reservations features him traveling around the world to different countries, hanging out with the locals, learning about the culture, and eating every food imaginable…all while inserting witty, clever and sometime rude commentary in each sentence. Love him.

What TV shows do you love?

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About Alexa

Hi! I'm Alexa, and I'm a 27-year-old living and working in Elmsford, NY. I dream about food, cooking and could bake all day long if you let me. If you have any suggestions, comments, or just want to say hi, send me an email:
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4 Responses to The Kitchen Sink

  1. Amanda says:

    This pasta sounds delicious! :)

  2. I love combining “butter” or olive oil with some spices and tossing with pasta and veggies…delicious!

  3. Christa says:

    Added, I love your blog! :)

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