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It should come as no surprise to y’all that, as a runner, I’m a big fan of carbs. However, it will come as a surprise when I say I hardly ever eat pasta.
Pasta equals a special occasion in my book, which means I’ll go visit one of my favorite Italian restaurants if a pastafest is in order. It’s been this way ever since I came back from Italy and discovered, sadly, that I couldn’t emulate the dishes I loved the most while living in my little Etruscan town.
Don’t get me wrong; I love pasta, and I know how to cook certain dishes with relative ease. I’ll make my mom’s spaghetti and meatballs every other month. I’ll also whip up lasagna for a special dinner with friends. But pasta on a weeknight? It just never happens.
So when my Rouge-Orleans teammate, Katie, lent me her copy of The Athlete’s Palate Cookbook in preparation for our race back in February, I was intrigued by this particular recipe and knew I had to make this dish, which promised sweet, spicy tomato sauce over your favorite kind of noodle.
And let me tell y’all, it didn’t disappoint. This recipe was perfect for carbing up for the ridiculous relay.
Check it out:
Grace Parisi made Penne Arrabbiata in "The Athlete's Palate Cookbook." I'm reviewing her recipe and adding my own twist to it. Adapted from Grace Parisi's recipe in The Athlete's Palate Cookbook. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 338 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 563mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Protein: 16g
Grace Parisi made Penne Arrabbiata in "The Athlete's Palate Cookbook." I'm reviewing her recipe and adding my own twist to it.
Adapted from Grace Parisi's recipe in The Athlete's Palate Cookbook.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Was this recipe simple to make? Definitely. It took a little time, but it was worth it. And, since it feeds 4, I got several meals out of it.
Would I make this again? Yes.
Other thoughts/ideas about the recipe? I would consider making this again with some fresh homegrown tomatoes. If I didn’t have those, I’d stick with the canned tomatoes. While the recipe turned out tasty, I felt it was missing something, and I think that something was the freshness that homegrown tomatoes embody.
What meal signifies a special occasion to you? Cake? Pasta? Something else? I’d love to know!