I cannot believe all of the support I felt last night. It was truly an amazing entrance into the world of public speaking about a topic that I am passionate. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd and meet some amazing new people!
The weekend and week leading up to last night has been completely devoted to the event. It is because of this that I wanted to keep dinners light and easy. The kind you can carry around and eat both hot and cold while doing ten other things. With the temperature plummeting outside this included a lot of pasta dishes. So today, I wanted to create a riff on pasta with the same great tastes but not so many carbs.
I guess I should also address the fact that I have this incredible garlic spread from TJ’s in my fridge. I stare at it lovingly whenever I open the fridge door and I try to add it to anything I can. The recipe would come from low carb garlicky roots and man oh man it did not disappoint. I used spaghetti squash lightly coated in the spread and topped with roasted red pepper bruschetta, capers, and fresh basil. The tangy, earthy, flavors worked so well together. This and the incredible brownie sundae I had after the event last night may be my best celebratory food to date.
What is your favorite comforting dish when the weather starts to get colder?