deceptively simple: broccoli carbonara

I’m a firm believer in simplicity. Speeding down hills on a bicycle, holding hands with the one you love or getting lost in a book are all things that are pure and good. I’m a girl who loves living in the city but also dreams of building an energy efficent home out of cob in the country. Ahh, the simple life is for me.

Food is one thing that tastes best when it’s simply done. Sure, I love a knock ’em back decadent meal (when someone else is cooking), but when I’m making a meal, the simpler the better, I say. Tonight’s dinner is a perfect example of simplicity. The nice thing about pasta is that a welcoming plateful of something that can be whipped up in no time with ingredients that probably exist in your own kitchen.

Note that with any egg recipe that uses undercooked eggs, fresh free range eggs (my preference is for free-range organic) should be used at all times.

9 comments to “deceptively simple: broccoli carbonara”

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    purplecupcake   February 15, 2006 at 9:59 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog…I love the simple things, too. This sounds like a recipe right up my alley. I will give it a try…Thanks
    Also, those fortune cookies are delightful…Did you use choco chips to melt?

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    Jill   February 16, 2006 at 9:00 am

    That sounds great. I love whole wheat pasta and I like the idea of using the broccoli in the carbonara. I will be trying this one. Thank you!

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    tania   February 16, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    mm-mmm- does that ever look good.
    oh by the way , on the weekend i made the salad dressing from a few posts back- DELICIOUS!!!
    thanks for your great recipes!

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    Joe   February 16, 2006 at 7:30 pm

    I have to say this looks so good. Very healthy too!

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    Rorie   February 17, 2006 at 5:30 pm

    I agreee wholeheartedly on keeping simplicity in the kitchen. I just can’t enjoy whole wheat pasta, it tastes so dense and heavy to me. But I love the broccoli carbonara idea!

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    kickpleat   February 19, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    Hi Purplecupcake, welcome! For the fortune cookies, I used the good stuff — Callebault chocolate and it worked like a charm!

    Jill, this is a definite keeper of a recipe. Cornelius went back for seconds!

    Yay, I’m so glad you liked the salad dressing! It’s totally my new favorite 🙂

    Joe, it really is tasty and pretty healthy to boot!

    I can understand your feelings on ww pasta Rorie. I don’t mind it at all and this would definitely be just as awesome using regular pasta too!

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    the unmediocre   December 7, 2008 at 7:20 am

    I made this last night for me and my housemate. It was very simple to make yet absolutely delicious! We also added grilled sausages and mushrooms for more color.

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