Friday, July 18, 2014

Super Easy Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Hi all.  I finished my first week of work!  I FINALLY got a nanny job.  As part of a nanny share, I'm responsible for taking care of 2 tiny babies (one 3 month old and one 7 month old) and the 7 month old's big sister after kindergarten.  I'm starting out with just the 3 month old for a couple weeks as her mom returns from maternity leave and will transition to having all babies in a couple weeks!  It's so nice to finally be working.  As Michelle knows, too much free time is not my friend.  Speaking of Michelle:

Puppy Selfie

Sleepy Pup

I've been cooking a lot lately and need to catch up on blogging recipes.  Honestly, my favorite thing I've made in a long time was Sesame Peanut Noodles with Beets!  So good.  I had been craving peanut sauce for a while and finally purchased farmers' market beets and was gifted honey, paving the way for this deliciously one point sauce.  

So I guess since this blog requires more than just puppy pictures and updates on my life, let's talk about Pasta with Avocado Sauce. This was a pinterest find, as many of my recipes are lately.  I really didn't alter it from what Damn Delicious came up with.  This was fast and easy, and unlike most my recipes, I didn't have to chop vegetables forever.  It made a bunch, but I have a feeling the avocado will make it brown.  Let me know if you think of any ways to improve or add on!

Avocado with Pasta Sauce
Adapted from Damn Delicious

1 lb penne pasta
2 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled, and sliced thick
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic (that's a Vince portion, feel free to scale back)
juice of 1 freshly squeeze lemon
lots of salt and pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup canned corn, drained and rinsed

Boil water for pasta and cook it according to the box. In a food processor or something like it, blend avocados, basil, garlic, and S&P.  Slowly add in the olive oil.  In a large bowl, combine pasta, corn, tomatoes, and sauce. Enjoy.


  1. This looks awesome. And congrats on the job!

  2. I added a handful of spinach!! Also this is delicious.



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