Happy Monday! Like I mentioned in my Friday post, one of my 2016 goals is to diversify this blog a little and share more of the things I love beyond fashion. My hope is that this diversified approach will help inspire me and you to live life a la mode as much as possible. So, beginning today I will be sharing something I'm loving each week in a new column called "Monday Must-Have." This column will cover everything from fashion to food to beauty and more, and I hope that you will love some of the things I share just as much as I do. To kick it all off, this week's Monday must-have is...... a signature pasta dish!
I absolutely love food. To me, there is nothing better than a great meal with great company, and some of my fondest memories can be traced back to my love affair with food. That said though, if I am cooking at home I need dishes that are quick and easy to prepare so that I can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying. In fact, Jason and I always joke that if it takes longer than 30 minutes to make, we're not interested. Joking aside, this quick and easy approach to cooking has resulted in an ever growing love for pasta. Not only are pasta dishes absolutely delicious, but they are super easy to make, usually only take 1-2 pots (which means less clean-up), and allow for endless possibilities to suit the seasons. For these reasons, I truly believe that everyone should have at least 1 signature pasta dish that they love, and can whip up in no time. To help me practice what I preach, Home Chef so graciously sent me one of their pasta dishes to try out, and I could not be happier with both the service and my new signature dish.
For those unfamiliar, Home Chef is a fantastic meal delivery program that provides all the fresh ingredients and corresponding recipes for quick and easy, gourmet level meals at home. Each set of meals is easy to make in 30 minutes or less, and saves you the hassle of having to scour Pinterest for hours to find recipes, only to then make countless trips to the grocery store for the ingredients. From the moment my Home Chef package arrived I was impressed. The quality of the ingredients surpassed my expectations and the recipe card was so easy to follow. From the olives to the capers to the tomatoes, the ingredients all lent themselves beautifully to the Home Chef motto - cook easier and eat healthier with Home Chef - and had me serving up Spaghetti alla Putanesca in no time. If you're feeling inspired to find your own signature pasta dish or just want some weeknight wonders delivered straight to your door, use the code INSTACHEF and receive $30 off your first box.
Until next time, happy cooking!
Thank you to Home Chef for sponsoring this post.