Jun 16, 2011

Semi-Homemade Comfort Food in 30 Minutes

Instead of eating out all the time, I resolute to cook at home more often so I know what goes into a meal. Two of my favorite dishes to prepare whenever I feel lazy are baby arugula salad with good parmigiano-reggiano cheese and capellini and organic sausage in tomato sauce. Instead of making everything from scratch, I will use store bought organic tomato sauce to cut down cooking time.
Cut fresh organic sausage into bite size chunks, and brown in saute pan.
Add bite size onion chunks and cook until soft.
Add organic tomato sauce and cook for about 20 minutes.
While sauce is cooking, prepare water to cook capellini which takes only about 2-3 minutes.
Toss together with diced basil, and shave  parmigiano-reggiano on top of pasta.

Toss Baby arugula with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Shave thin slices of parmigiano-reggiano to finish.  This can be done while waiting water to boil.

What is your favorite easy 30 minute meal???

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  1. Oh my now I am hungry - it all looks so good. I confess I eat out a lot and it makes a difference when you cook using fresh organic foods, better on the health and the waistline.


  2. Such an awesome recipe! I can't wait to try it out! I usually do take out for dinners and rarely cook but my comfort food is macaroni and cheese. xoxoxoo

  3. You made me so hungry now
    lee x

  4. Yummy post, darling!


  5. Those look so delicious! These days, I have to make things like homemade mac and cheese if I want my kids to eat it too!

  6. Ooh, that pasta looks incredible! :)

  7. So when shall we all come over? J/K.

  8. Sandwiches are my easy 30 minute meal. With fresh lettuce and tomatoes.

  9. easy and yummy. i prefer to cook to whenever i can.

  10. Mmm looks so good! I have been obsessed with arugula salad lately...and when I say obsessed, I mean I am eating it once to twice a day!

  11. @Leeann: When I obsess, that mean once a week. You do like arugula. : ) xo

  12. Mmm love the pasta-comforting and sounds delish!


    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  13. Mmm that looks so good! I usually end up making some sort of noodle soup, that's my go-to.

  14. This looks so yummy and fresh! I want!

  15. I love arugala! I need to eat more, and with cheese for sure.

  16. i love arugula! one of my fav restaurants serves a similar salad but with some additions; sweet kernal corn, sliced black olives, articokes, tomatoes, and cucumbers (they also use parm cheese slices). i make similar versions @ home, sooo yummy and healthy too! :)


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