I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Pasta with Spinach and Feta

I made this the night we left to go home for Thanksgiving. I had a few things in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and just sort of threw it together. It was light, flavorful and super easy to make.

  • 6 ounces penne
  • olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 15 oz can Italian style chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • dash of crushed red pepper
  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese

1. Boil pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and spinach, stirring to coat with onion/garlic mixture. Sprinkle with sat and pepper to taste; add a dash of crushed red pepper for heat.

3. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are warm and spinach has wilted. Remove from heat and stir in pasta and feta.

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