Whats For Dinner The Secret Is Out

Dated: July 8 2016

Views: 812

 Round Rock's Gourmet Pasta Secret


 Sautéing onions inevitably fills the house with a smell that announces something good is cooking. As a child, I did not like onions (at least not when I knew I was eating them), but when my mom cooked them, I'd always thought, “Yum, that sure smells good.” Though I'm not sure when I starting really liking onions, I now eat them often and with gusto—white, yellow or purple, cooked or raw, always organic.


After setting an onion out on the counter, I grabbed my new stainless steel pan, which I purchased last week and was eager to use. All the other pans I have are the “nonstick” kind and I kept reading about how much better stainless steel is, so I decided to try it out.


I warmed up the pan a bit and poured in a couple spoonfuls of virgin olive oil along with my now-chopped onion, and once it was warm I threw in some tempeh. I'm plant based, so I prefer tempeh or tofu for my protein intake. I tossed it around and added fresh garlic cut in small slivers. Then a little bit of salt and black pepper, which go a long way to add flavor. Next, lots of vegetables. I aim for colorful meals full of nutrients—red, orange, green, purple—but I work with what I have on hand. Thinking simple and healthy is what guides me.


A can of roasted, organic tomatoes added a bit of warmth and incredible flavor, and then I splashed crisp, fruity Riesling over it. To top it off, a cup of halved organic cherry tomatoes and two cups of organic baby spinach, lightly tossed until it was nice and warmed up.


I would normally sit the veggie mix on a bed of wild rice, but this time I had pasta. Not just any pasta. This was a gourmet spinach, basil and garlic fettuccine from the Gourmet Texas Pasta store in Round Rock, Texas, full of flavor and cooked perfectly al dente after eight minutes. So delicious!

Veggies and tempeh. Lots of veggies and tempeh.

Gourmet fettuccine!Amazing fettuccine!

Image titleMaster piece :).

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Round Rock area or are hoping to start looking soon,  let me know and I'll assist you with your search. There are affordable homes from the 200's just around the corner from the Gourmet Texas Pasta. Or if you are looking to upgrade, we can head over to the Silver Leaf community for some new construction, like this beautiful two-story home with the master on the main floor: 112 Blue Spruce Way, Round Rock, TX.

 

Note: I'm sold on the stainless steel pan. It performed flawlessly on the nonstick front and I didn’t have to worry about scratching it. Soaking in water with a drop of detergent, cleaning it up was easy as pie too.


Sonia Comisarenco ~ REALTOR®~ Team Price Real Estate

We Introduce Buyers to Sellers

PH ~ 512-577-5208 

Email ~ sonia@teamprice.com

Website ~ sonia.buyinginaustin.com 

.

Blog author image

Sonia Comisarenco

Sonia was born in Argentina and has lived in the US since 1980 and in Austin since 2001. Besides being fully bilingual (English-Spanish), Sonia has made it her mission to gain extensive familiarity wi....

Latest Blog Posts

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth

Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate can help improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing.

Read More

Finding A New Home For Your Next Stage Of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly

Read More

Goodnight Bread Co In South Austin

I absolutely love to patronize small businesses.A few months ago my neighbors, Jennifer and Ryan, started a small business selling sourdough bread. I tried it and was sold!This bread is delicious!

Read More

Can I Buy Or Sell A Home Without A Real Estate Agent

Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for

Read More