Thursday, May 29, 2014

carbs aren't bad.

another food post? shocker. 
i hate when people say carbs are bad. but that's a whole other topic i don't feel like getting into. anyway. lee has been out of town since yesterday so when the cat's away the mouse will play.
that actually makes no sense at all to this post, but whatever. 
point being is i actually got to cook something pretty healthy without having lee be like can i add more cheese? ew, spinach. that's ground...what?? we both like to cook and watch the food network on a daily basis so sometimes we have our own kitchen wars when it comes to our meals together. 
i actually don't have a name for this dish. but i do know what's in it, so here we go.
ground turkey, marinara sauce (i used giada's because i'm obsessed with her), spinach, asparagus, zucchini, and 100% whole wheat pasta. no, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't taste like cardboard.
you know the drill with cooking pasta, so i'll let you handle that. brown the turkey & toss in spinach, zucchini, asparagus & a little evoo. let me just tell you - this is the first time i've made spinach at home. what the hell is wrong with me? this stuff is the sweet nectar of vegetables. hello new favorite ingredient. sorry lee. 
after it's done, toss in the marinara (a small amount) with the noodles and add to the meat & veggies. sprinkle a little mozzarella on top. 
i need to just fool lee and make this without telling him it's ground turkey. i swear you can't tell the difference! he probably reads this so there goes my cover. this actually made a TON of food. looks like i'll be having leftovers for quite some time. just wanted to share the goodness! 

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