Howdy! I am so excited to share with all of you a new little series on here!
So to much avail:
I've had the thought for months now...
I should share what my lazy butt makes when I'm home from cooking all day. I actually get the question quite often "What do you make for yourself since you cook all day?" The answer to that my trusted blog readers: things that require little effort but are nutritious.
My friends and family often ask for recipes that are just that, so here y'all are!
Let's start with this pasta:
This is actually one of my favorites and something I've made for myself for years. I adore quinoa pasta and find that the cottage cheese melts down into a nice creamy sauce. Spinach adds the green that we all so need and the onion just kicks it up a notch (I often omit it also).
Let me know your thoughts! I wanna know what YOU and YOU and YOU want to eat off-duty!
INGREDIENTS: (serves 2 + some leftovers)
4 oz. small, tubular pasta of choice (I used quinoa garden pagodas)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced (thinner= faster cooking!)
16 oz. cottage cheese
5 oz. baby spinach
kosher salt, to taste + for pasta water
- Bring a medium to large saucepan of generously salted water to a boil.
- While water is heating, thinly slice the onion and have a colander ready for draining.
- Cook pasta according to the maker’s directions; drain in colander and put empty (wiped down) pan back on stove, on medium heat.
- When there is no more residual water, add the olive oil and sliced onion, season with salt, and stir with rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
- When onions are translucent and edges are brown, add the pasta, cottage cheese and baby spinach. Let spinach wilt down but still remain bright green (some water will be released).
- Give a big stir, adjust seasoning and serve!