I can’t believe it’s February already! January whizzed by…and with the not so mild weather all of us have been having (some more than others!), the closer we get to spring the better, as far as I’m concerned. I can’t wait to see some color in the grass and hit the beach again. This Florida girl needs some sun.
Since it’s February, it’s time for another Virtual Cooking Club get together. This month we cooked for the theme “Healthy Italian”…which is my kind of cooking. Italian is really so easy to healthy up…you don’t need a lot of heavy cheese and bread to make a great and healthy Italian meal. This Shrimp Arrabbiata is a perfect example of how simple Italian cooking can really be…and simple is good in my opinion. Especially if you are trying to put something delicious and healthy on the table…quick.
I followed the recipe to a T (how exactly do you spell T anyway?) for the most part…the only major thing I did differently is add an extra can of diced tomatoes. I thought one can would not make it saucy enough for my liking. I used one can of regular diced tomatoes and one can of Italian diced tomatoes for the additional seasoning. I served it over whole wheat angel hair pasta. I was a little disappointed in the amount of heat (spice) in the sauce, but that may have been my fault, I should have added more red pepper to compensate for the extra can of tomatoes, and also, I like things spicy. My husband and nephew said they were good with the spice…but I could have used some more. You’ll have to decide on that one.
Here is what the rest of the Virtual Supper Club girls brought to the table:
Join the club! If you’d like to become an honorary member of the Virtual Supper Club, blog a recipe that fits the theme, leave a comment on the Test Kitchen Secrets – Cooking Light blog and leave a comment with a link to your post!