With Sleek's arrival home this evening, I was back in the kitchen. I tried another recipe from ED&BV, Popeye Pasta. It was very easy to make, and so tasty. A nice change from the typical pasta dish. The sauce is made from crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, Italian seasonings and agave nectar. At the end, you add a bunch of spinach. Again, so easy. I garnished mine with some chopped sun-dried tomatoes. I can eat those right out of the jar, if I'm feeling particularly naughty. I'll definitely be making this one again, but I really can't wait to try out the Olive Oyl pasta from the same cookbook. Carrie made it once, and when I saw that was when I knew I had to have ED&BV!
While Sleek was away, I pretty much stayed out of the kitchen. I cooked a few little things for the kids, but I pretty much lived on smoothies. Generally, one meal each day is a smoothie. They're so good! Here's how I make mine: I put a mixture of orange juice and pineapple juice equaling six ounces into the blender cup. Then I add several chunks of frozen mango and a small handful of frozen blueberries. Next, I add a TBS of flax oil, a massive handful of fresh spinach, and a sliced banana. Then I mix it all up using an immersion blender. It's so easy. I know people think the spinach is weird, but honestly, you can't even taste it. It just tastes sweet and fruity. When we get kale from the CSA, I use it instead of spinach.
Before Sleek left, he loaded up my iPod with the new Joseph Arthur EP and the second disc from In Rainbows. The Joseph Arthur is just off the hook. Apparently he's releasing several EPs this spring before releasing his new LP this summer. He's back to doing solo stuff, and it's a nice change. You really get a good feel for just how good his voice is. I really, really hope he does a solo tour. The second disc from In Rainbows is awesome too, as expected. Just over a month until the Radiohead show. WooooHoooo!