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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Veggie Fettuccine in Lemon-Butter-Garlic sauce

Weekend went by like a breeze. "M' had taken 2 days off and we visited St.Louis along with some friends.'E' and 'A' had great fun taking a tram on the St.Louis Gateway Arch. 'E' even drew a picture of us under the Arch!! Isn't it cute:))

For dinner we had stopped at Olive Garden. I had ordered the Chicken Scampi Pasta. I loved how such a 'light' sauce can be so flavorful and had decided to give it a try as soon as I come home.

So here goes my version of a similar sauce---

1 Pkg Fettuccine Pasta
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup red bell pepper cut into squares
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup whole milk(optional)

4tsp butter
4tsp olive oil
2tsp Lemon juice
1tsp crushed garlic
1/2tsp red pepper flakes
1tsp Italian seasoning(basil, oregano. thyme etc)
1/2tsp black ground pepper

1) Boil the pasta in salted water as directed on the package.Drain and keep aside
2) Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan.Add the garlic and the veggies and saute for 1-2 mins. The veggies should remain crisp.Add the remaining seasoning to the butter and toss the pasta in.Add the milk and toss again till well heated.
3) Squeeze lemon juice on the pasta and toss.Serve Hot!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cranberry Lemon Baklava Tarts

'A and A' had their 'house warming' party last month. A had decided a perfect "Mediterranean' menu and had planned an awesomely delicious menu of Chicken Kabobs, Biryani, Veggie skewers, Crostini (recipe coming soon) and for dessert were these "Sweet, crunchy, tiny and prettiest little "Cranberry Lemon Baklava Tarts"

They were sweet and tart from the honey and cranberries,nutty from the walnuts, crunchy from the Filo Cups, lemony from the lemon juice and topped with smooth sweet and tangy Greek yogurt....a heaven in one bite. It was such a 'light and refreshing' dessert after the meal!!!
A had forwarded me the recipe and I gave it a try...and the results were delightful and tasty!!
Here is the link to the recipe:
I pretty much followed the recipe and made these tiny mouthfuls of delicious and light dessert!