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Its that time of month again – for Taste & Create! Taste & Create is an event that I participated in often prior to my neck surgery. Even though it has been over 2 years since that surgery (can you BELIEVE that!?), it feels like finally things are starting to settle. It went from one thing to another after I had that surgery and each event seemed like it couldn’t get any worse. Now, here we are, relocated, new (and better!) jobs and I’m finally blogging again the way I used to. Seems like we are both happy at the same time with the situations in our professional and personal lives and I am not too certain it has ever been this way before!
Last month I decided to get back into Taste & Create because I enjoyed it so much. This month I was paired with Shilpa of Passion + Love + Patience. Shilpa has a variety of recipes on her blog, but when I saw this pasta side dish I knew I would be making it! Pasta is one of my weaknesses – and my favorite way to eat it is without the red sauce! Garlic & Olive Oil are the way to go for me! I didn’t make her recipe exactly as she wrote it, I had to improvise a little bit. You can find the recipe for Shilpa’s Simpilest Spaghetti Ever on her blog. Below is the recipe the way I made it. Enjoy!
Grumpy enjoyed the pasta dish. His only comment to me was “you need to start measuring your ingredients”. ha ha. That was because I was a little more heavy handed on the red pepper flakes than he likes! I will admit, I did put more in than I planned to. It just “happened” ;o)
8 oz dried Cellentani pasta – cooked according to package directions and drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, crushed
sprinkling of red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh sliced basil
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute being careful not to burn the garlic 2-3 minutes. Toss in pasta and heat through. Remove from heat. Mix in fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt, serve, enjoy! Thank you Shilpa!
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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