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ANNOUNCEMENT:

From the day I started this blog, I have had big dreams/ideas about what all I wanted to share with the world. Food will always be present, because it is near and dear to my heart and I am kinda passionate about it! However, my relationship with the Lord is even more important to me (of course) and I have been looking forward to this new spot on my blog: Honeycomb Corner.

This corner of my blog will be where I share different bits of encouragement, devotionals, favorite verses or books etc. I am thrilled to share this part of my life with you guys and hope you enjoy checking it out! I have decided to add this in order to share another passion with you guys and also keep me accountable to feeding my soul as well as my mouth 😉

I will not be posting on a particular schedule, however, just look for the link in my food posts that looks like that--->New Post in Honeycomb Cornerto know when there is something new to check out!

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming/food picture fest.

Creamy Spinach and Tomato Gnocchi- a simple 20 minute meal with only 6 ingredients and total dinner-level satisfaction! We love all that CREAMMYYY! | wordslikehoneycomb.com

 

 

This ☝ colorful creamy bowl of quick dinnertime in-my-tummy-now yumminess has got me enjoying simple meals all over again. Gnocchi, tomatoes, spinach, cream cheese, milk and pesto… THAZZZ IT! I need to make dinner when I’m starved more often, guys.

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Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany

Umm…YES. I am claiming fall…even in Georgia.

It is a beautiful 74 degrees outside and we actually ate on the back porch without sweating last night. In the South, that is the equivalent of the fall in September.

So ‘HI’ fall colors in my bowl! 😀

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_1Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_2Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_3

After some unfortunate sickness, in which I will leave out ALL details -because this is a food blog and that would be the opposite of anything you wanted to read on a food blog-I was left craving nutrition for ma’self!

Thus all those veggies, and chicken and HAAALLOOOO veggie noodles?! These may have been around for YEARS, but naturally I hadn’t heard of them until a friend mentioned them the other day. When I spotted them in the store shortly after, I had to give them a go.

There was NOT a taste difference, which had me shocked! And the texture was spot on. These will definitely be reappearing in our kitchen soon.

As my first official fall dish, I wanted this pasta to be full of fall colors, which began my quest in our semi-empty, only-random-half-eaten-containers-left fridge to make this pasta…something! I found that jar of roasted red peppers that I knew would come in handy and decided to blend it up for some sauce action. Turns out, it worked like a DREAM, guys.

[Reminds self to blend more veggies into saucy deliciousness all the time.]

Not that it is meatless Monday or anything, but I almost didn’t add chicken to this pasta.

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_4

Because…lazy. Hashtag food blogger fail.

Yes, it would have still been tasty and full of vegetable love, but that chicken…I kinda forgot how good sautéed chicken can be! The chicken added that extra flavor that really put this pasta dish into the winner column!

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_5

Drum roll…30-minute meal!

BONUS.

Just thought I would throw that in there for you guys that have begun your school/all-the-ball-practices/Just-don’t-want-to-cook fall routines (hand raising emojis x 1000)

Hey, I get you friend.

It better be in a crockpot or less than 30 minutes or it’s not happening. And this meal is my hug to you for not grabbing fast food on the way home!

I may even be so bold as to say you have most of the ingredients already at home!

[Side Note-Steven is explaining gears and grid lock tech terms to me about his remote control car while I’m talking veggie noodles.   I just need you guys to understand the level of focus it takes to switch between 30-minute dinners and little loud cars rolling over my toes. That is all -_-]

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_6

All in a day's work folks... 😉

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta- Vegetable Noodles with roasted red pepper cream sauce, sauteed onions and vegetables and quick sauteed chicken! 30 Minute meal for a cozy fall dinner. http://www.wordslikehoneycomb.com -Brittany_7

P.S. Look at me getting all techy...aka copying this nifty little nutrition label right there into my blog site...so you can have those facts in your face like you like 'em!  Or maybe you don't...if that's the case just scroll quickly over the next picture and right down to the recipe where you like to hang out 😉

What are your fall favorites that you would like to see come from my kitchen?

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta Label

Fall Harvest Chicken Pasta
 
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 6 oz vegetable pasta penne
  • 7 oz roasted red peppers
  • 4 oz spinach leaves
  • 1½ cup corn
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • Parmesan (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to box. While cooking, cube chicken and add to a large saute pan with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper heat until cooked through and golden brown and set aside.
  2. Add garlic, roasted peppers, water and Italian seasoning to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  3. Add 1 tbsp butter to the same saute pan used for the chicken and add onions. Cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes and add pepper sauce to pan with milk and cream cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. Add corn, chicken and spinach to sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Fold in drained pasta and serve immediately.
Notes
Nutritional Facts are for 1 cup serving size.
Sprinkle Parmesan for added salty flavor.
Parmesan was not included in the nutritional facts.

 

protein packed vegetable bowl-sauted vegetables over green chile quinoa with light havarti cheese sauce and avocado. The over-easy egg completes the dish with creamy yolk and diced green onion.

I actually LOVE when I get to the point that I crave healthy food.

Sometimes I forget that I love healthy so much when a too-big juicy hamburger is placed before me not once…but twice this weekend 0_0

It was birthday weekend week around our household and that means repeated unhealthy offenses in the best…err…worst way [torn].

Mine and Steven’s birthdays are a mere 4 days a part so we get quite caught up in the birthday celebration Part….37… and one bad meal turns into two…which turns into my-birthday-is-two-days-away-so-i-don’t-want-to-cook…and my sweet husband humors me. And somehow (not a clue how) we get to the end of the celebratory days and we have eaten out practically every meal and all we want is to drown in greens and all.the.vegetables.

Today is certainly no exception.

protein packed vegetable bowl-sauted vegetables over green chile quinoa with light havarti cheese sauce and avocado. The over-easy egg completes the dish with creamy yolk and diced green onion. 2

Although not the most photogenic (hi, ugly green soup-like sauce that was actually delicious) this bowl of eggy sunshine and saucy grain goodness was perfectly filling and loaded with flavor!

In the spirt of healthy, let’s ignore bad soupy greenness and embrace lovely eggs and creamy avocado because they are our favorite.

The first of this bowl involved my favorite superfood: Quinoa.

On its own…I mean I hate judgin’ but it’s just plain ole bland.

Solution: chicken broth and green chiles! I always try to cook any grains in chicken or vegetable broth since it truly adds so many flavors, but I added a small can of green chiles on a whim this time and WOW. I kept opening the lid and just snacking on the delicious fragrance that is this chicken broth and chile action!

protein packed vegetable bowl-sauted vegetables over green chile quinoa with light havarti cheese sauce and avocado. The over-easy egg completes the dish with creamy yolk and diced green onion. 3

Besides drinking in fragrances and weird food blogger things, you are going to love how simple this recipe is. Sometimes I can’t even handle some of my long involved recipes. Knowing they are satisfying to all my taste buds just isn’t enough to make me put the effort in some days. But, 30 minutes? Yes, I can handle 30 minutes and let’s be honest; I was snacking on this bowl way before it hit 30 minutes.

Just like other bowls, this recipe is a great clean-out-your-fridge opportunity and that is just what I did!

A little chopping and sauteing and mixing= DINNER.

If you are one of those cool prepared people with cooked rice/quinoa ready and refrigerated you could throw it in the sauté pan and knock that time down to 15 minutes.

And that little bowl looks even better now, doesn’t it? 🙂

protein packed vegetable bowl-sauted vegetables over green chile quinoa with light havarti cheese sauce and avocado. The over-easy egg completes the dish with creamy yolk and diced green onion. 4

Well, here’s to a Tuesday that felt like Monday and a Friday that can’t get here fast enough!

Have a happy QUICK week!

Protein Veggie Bowl with Quinoa
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa (or 1 cup cooked)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. chicken broth (divided)
  • 4oz can of green chiles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 8oz spinach leaves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 green onions
  • 4 very large mushrooms (sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2oz Havarti (I used jalapeno Havarti)
  • ½ avocado
  • Salt + Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to directions on bag, substituting water for 1 cup chicken broth and adding chiles.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and minced garlic to skillet with melted butter and allow to cook until tender.
  3. Add spinach and stir until wilted and season heavily with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in cubed Havarti with remaining chicken broth and stir until cheese has melted.
  5. Add cooked quinoa to two bowls and top with cheesy sautéed veggies.
  6. Return skillet to heat and fry two eggs over easy and place on veggie bowls.
  7. Add toppings (chopped green onion and avocado) and enjoy!