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Tip for the Week

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours.  I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different.   (more…)

Chicken Sausage and Roasted Veggie Pasta Recipe from Trader Joe’s

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 in Food

Chicken Sausage and Roasted Veggie Pasta

 FROM:  The Unofficial Guide to Trader Joe’s (click here to preview)

 •  3 chicken sausages (any flavor),   thinly sliced

 •  1 yellow onion, cut into wedges

 •  1 green bell pepper, chopped

 •  20 grape tomatoes

 •  10 button mushrooms,  stems removed

 •  3 tbsp olive oil, divided

 •  1/4 cup whole milk (Suggestion: Skim Milk or Almond Milk)

 •  12 oz pasta (bowtie, elbows etc) (RockItMom Suggestion: whole wheat pasta)

 •  1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella  cheese (RockIt Mom Suggestion: Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese)

 •  salt and pepper to taste & fresh basil for garnish

 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange the onions, peppers and mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes.

 2. Turn baking sheet around and add tomatoes. Season with more salt and pepper and toss with the remaining olive oil. Bake another 15 minutes, until vegetables are caramelized.

 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add the sausage and saute until heated through. Turn up the heat and add the milk. Stir until thickened, about 5 minutes.

 4. Add the vegetables and any pan juices to the skillet. Toss in the cooked pasta and Mozzarella. Top with basil before serving. Serves 4.