hey, good looking: pasta primavera

I’ve really been getting the hang of working full time…and it’s only 2 more weeks before I go back to my slacker life of working from home. I’ve got my daily routine pretty much set and I’ve discovered that when I don’t have too much freelance work to do in the evenings, I pretty much have my old life back. It’s a good feeling even if it only means that I now have time to cook proper meals, tidy up my desk space and make it to the gym. I don’t want to spend my precious evening hours searching for recipes or running out to the store to get ingredients so I just fell back on the old standbys. However, a trip to the farmer’s market this past weekend gave me some new inspiration and so far, I’ve been cooking up a storm!

Sometimes the most comforting food doesn’t end up looking so pretty, but when you can turn a few ordinary ingredients into a colourful dish full of texture and flavour, well, you’ve pretty much got it made. Tonight’s dinner had colour, texture and flavour to spare. It not only was easy on the eyes but it’s simple to prepare on the most hectic of days. Substitute ingredients as you wish.

9 comments to “hey, good looking: pasta primavera”

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    My Space   October 12, 2006 at 2:08 am

    It looks yummy!

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    Joanne   October 12, 2006 at 8:52 am


    I’ll have to use rice pasta instead and no parmesan cheese 🙁

    I have a large block of Parmigiano Reggiano (the real McCoy) unopened in the fridge for the day I can once again sample its splendor ;D

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    eviedee   October 12, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    This looks SO lovely! I think that I would have to add shrimp or something to get my hubby to eat it. Let the experimenting begin! Glad to hear that you have more time to cook (and blog!). 🙂

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    Heather   October 14, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Delicious looking meal!!

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    Arts, Crafts and Thingamagiggers   October 14, 2006 at 11:46 am

    This looks great 🙂

    I am going to have to try it real soon.

    I have been trying new things lately, I guess it an age thing cause I used to hate anything that wasn’t pizza and hamburgers 🙂


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    kickpleat   October 15, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    myspace, it totally was and way simple too.

    oooh, a big hunk of parmesan sounds so lovely, joanne. it’ll be worth the wait.

    thank you, eviedee. i think this would taste delicious with shrimp! yum.

    thank you, orange blossom goddess!!

    dennis, nothing wrong with pizza and hamburgers 😉

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    Fiber   October 17, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    This sounds pretty fabulous to me!

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    Judy   October 21, 2006 at 8:04 am

    Finally made this last night and after a few odd looks…(I used spinach and cheese ravioli so it was green)..it got RAVE reviews!!!

    Another great recipe that gets added to our rotation of great things to eat for dinner!! Super quick too once the chopping was done!

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    megan   January 18, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    i made this tonight–so, so good!
    it’s nice to have something that tastes summery and fresh in the middle of january.

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