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Even the pasta went green

Saturday, April 06, 2013

There is a division within my household when it comes to food. Three years ago, I decided to try a vegan diet. After about two months, I found myself becoming dissatisfied and craving cheese and salmon. So I decided to "go pescatarian". Three years later, I am still living the pescatarian lifestyle.

To my family, this translates as "greens and tofu". Or in other words, "Ick."
(Note that I have not eaten tofu for months, but no one seems to notice that).

So a few weeks ago, I saw a new recipe I decided to try, as I have entered into this weird, lime-and-cilantro-lovin' phase. It is pesto made with bunches of cilantro, fresh lime juice, garlic, salt, shredded parmesan, and olive oil. Oh. My. Goodness. Yuh Uhm.

I tossed some hot linguini and shrimp with this delectible pesto and was transported to 6th heaven (7th heaven would have included chocolate fudge cake, so 6th heaven is pretty dang good). Coupled with a cold light cerveza, it was like sitting on the beach in Mexico.

As I was eating my newfound wondermeal, my daughter walked by and wrinkled her nose.

"Are you kidding? Even your *pasta* is green now?"

So much for shattering the stereotype. Guess I'm still going to be known for eating nothing but "greens and tofu".

Here's a pic of the finished product before being divided into 4 portions (which, for lunch, was even better the day after). I also shredded some quality parmesan on top.

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    sounds great to me! i also met much resistance from my family when I have my forages into vegan. its honestly too much work to make different meals, so I had given it up for a 'more veggies' approach and make healthy(er) offerings.
    1263 days ago
    6th heaven vs. 7th heaven....too funny! Chocolate IS the bomb.

    Your meal looks delicious. I hope you enjoyed. emoticon
    1283 days ago
    Looks yummy to me!
    1293 days ago
  • MOMMY445
    it looks delicious!
    1296 days ago
    Green is good. I make green smoothies which I used to think would be gross, but hey, you never know until you try it!

    I'm also in a household divided. Digestive issues made me stop eating meat, but the family still eats meat. So meal time gets interesting in our house.

    Keep enjoying your yummy greens!

    1297 days ago
    That looks DELISH!

    1297 days ago
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