So I've been trying various recipes from Ellie Krieger's "The Food You Crave", a recent trial was her Pasta Puttanesca, it was easy to put together.
I couldn't find arugula so I put in some sliced red leaf lettuce. Also, I roasted the garlic that needed to go into the sauce.
Her recipe uses whole wheat pasta, which I was happy to find at the gourmet supermarket. This was really flavorful and delicious.
On another night for dinner, I tried her Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans. This was good and FAST! The thing that took the longest was roasting the tomatoes and garlic. I used whole wheat penne and dried basil since I didn't have fresh. The flavors are light and refreshing. The beans give it a little creaminess.
I served the pasta with some fresh peas, pancetta, onions and eringi sauteed in olive oil and pepper.
Now while I would like to say that all of Ellie's recipes are great, I found one that wasn't...the whole wheat pancakes. She says after putting the batter together, "the batter will be lumpy". Um, yeah and there will also be lumps of flour when the pancakes are cooked...blah. Sorry Ellie, but the next time I make this, there will be no lumps.
Okay, so far that one recipe was a bad one, but only because of the lumps. I'm happy with the majority of the ones I have tried. They are easy and best of all you know they are healthy. I'm still inspired to try more recipes from this book.