Thursday, April 8, 2010

Papa Namaste's Pasta

It's no secret by now that blog friends can be flippin' awesome and coach us through exercise routines, baking, and provide a sense of sanity in a crazy world. My East Coast sister Mari coached me through what to make for dinner and when I got home from the gym, my mind was made up- Papa Namaste's Pasta!

I have to back up here and say that I am incapable of following a recipe. It's my equivalent of running a marathon.  Just ask my husband about the green cookies I once made. This pasta sauce and lack of pasta had a few mansana tweaks to it and it was good. Oh- and the pasta went missing because it was getting late and my post workout hunger could not wait!

I blended one cup of spinach with 1 tsp of sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, pepper, some water to thin, and a drizzle of spicy peanut sauce I had leftover. I swear it worked- I had the Thai version of the sauce.
Meanwhile, I sauteed some zucchini 'pasta' with mushrooms and eggplant and dinner was served in under 5 minutes! Thanks again Mari for the recipe!

I kept my dinner theme Namaste style by beefing up dessert (can you still say beefing of you don't eat beef??) with some plain yogurt, hemp protein, frozen pomegranate seeds, and carob chips. It was good and killed the chocolate monster!  I don't know where that picture went, so imagine an ice cream sundae.
That's all I've got! Time for a crazy thursday with work and school till 10!

Question: How do your blog friends impact your life?  See above for my answer!


Mari said...

HAHAHA My dad is going to be so happy to know that you made it! I had it too and it tasted delish!!!!!

fittingbackin said...

oooh I'm going to make this!! Great idea!

That's a pretty awesome question - how HAVEN'T they impacted my life?! It's like daily motivation, inspiration and ideas for recipes, workouts and more one click away! (sorry, i'm just such a fan of this awesome bloggie world!) :)

PamperME said...

I was expecting a really similar dish, but what a difference your no-recipe recipe makes! I like the idea of zucchini. Thanks for joining Mari for some entertainment. You guys spiced up my afternoon.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

YUM! It looks like pesto kind of. I need to try this too!

Missy said...

This looks so good! Mari's dad is so smart! Can't wait to try it!

Mo Diva said...

wow that looks fab! i love the different versions!

I love bloggers like Mari because shes real! She wears her heart on her sleeve and shes always tehre when i need shoulder ot cry on.

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Mmmmm...looks great!

I love my blog world friends!! They keep me connected, give me new recipes, and often times save me from feeling lonely in a new town where it seems no one even knows what a green monster is! :-)

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...
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Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

I hate the chocolate monster.. but your sunday sounds like quite the weapon.

Gabriela said...

That sauce looks incredible. I love my blog friends!! They impact me every day, with every sweet comment :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Bloggers are so supportive, and I truly consider all my readers friends :-)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

omg thanks for reminding me about tj's hemp protein, i need to check it out. normally hemp i feel tastes "dirty" LOL but ill try it and if all else, they have a lenient return policy :)

blggoing friends have become real friends for me, to answer your question :)