Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chicken Pesto Pasta

11 ounces dry Fettucini pasta
1 TB butter
2 tsp balsalmic vinegar
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
5 ounces Pesto sauce (I use Classico Traditional Basil Pesto)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, add the vinegar, and sautee the mushrooms and pine nuts. Add the chicken when mushrooms become tender. Heat until the chicken becomes warm.

Toss the pasta, pesto sauce, and mushroom/chicken mixture together and serve.

Makes two large servings.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).