Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Review and a Recipe!

First the Review!

I had gotten two of the So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurts, Passionate Mango and Chocolate. This was my frist time having coconut milk yogurt. First off, those little buggers are expensive!!! At my co-op they are $1.85 each, not worth it for me, at least for those two flavors.

Passionate Mango-When I opened the container I was delighted by the color, it was bright and sunny! How can someone not like that! I haven't had fruit flavored yogurt in so long though, I was surprised how sweet the flavor was. It wasn't bad, just sweeter than I'm used to. I may get this again.

Chocolate-When I opened this container I was not delighted. It must have been shipped upside down because it was stuck at the very top of the container. I could not get it to slip back down!! I felt like it was too gel-like for me. I also felt like it didn't really have much of a chocolatey taste, actually it didn't have really any taste at all. I will not be getting this again.

I would like to try the Vanilla and Pina Colada flavors before I totally write off this yogurt because right now I'm not eating any yogurt at all.

Now the recipe!!!

Pasta Puttanesca

1/2-1 box spaghetti

2 tablespoons olive oil

3-4 cloves garlic minced

3 shallots minced

3 anchovies minced (optional but they really make the dish)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup good olives cut in half (not from a can!)

2-3 tablespoons capers drained

1 15 oz diced tomatoes

Cook the pasta according to the box

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add anchovies, red pepper flakes, and oregano and cook another minute, until anchovies about disappear. Add olives, capers, and tomatoes and simmer until pasta is done.

When pasta is done, drain and add it to the skillet, toss it with the sauce.

This pasta is so meaty and salty without either! it is so so good, one of my favorite quick meals! I usually have everything on hand at all times. I don't really measure anything, just throw it in the pan so everything is just an estimate

1 comment:

  1. Ok, good... I'm not the only one disappointed in the chocolate coconut flavor. I've heard so many rave reviews for the coconut yogurt and I was beginning to wonder if my taste buds weren't working! :)

    That pasta looks like something I would LOVE! Maybe I'll make some for myself one day as I'd probably be the only one to eat it! (picky kiddos)

    Have a great weekend!