While continuing my quest for unique Italian meals that aren’t pasta dishes, I came across an article in Clean Eating magazine on ways to make hearty Italian food a bit healthier. Although I didn’t take their advice on using fish instead of red meat, I did take their advice on using low-fat dairy products and whole wheat pasta. For this recipe I was sure to add lots of spinach for added nutrients.
I know that this dish uses pasta, but it uses it in a unique way which makes it more than “just another pasta dish”. The individual bundles make it easy to serve and give it a great presentation. The lamb gives the bundles a unique flavor which lets you get away from the classic meat sauce. The spinach compliments the lamb perfectly and the cheesy topping really pulls this dish together. This recipe is perfect when you need a hearty, filling meal. It also goes great with a nice loaf of garlic bread.
Also, I want to pass on a few awards that I have been given in the last few months. I want to apologize for not reposting about these awards sooner, the past few months have been so hectic! Now I would like to thank the awesome bloggers who gave me the rewards and pass them on to my favorite foodies that you should follow. A big thanks to In the Land of Spice, Free Spirit Eater, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts, and Simple Quintessential Cuisine for theses awards! If you haven’t yet, you should check them out.
Also, to accept these awards I am supposed to tell you seven things about myself.
Now I would like to pass them onto:
Saucy Dipper – Amazing sauce and dip recipes (you know how much I love sauces)
The Year In Food– Stunning food photography & great seasonal food information
Gina’s Skinny Recipes– Unique recipes with great photography
Constructive Deconstruction– Unique deconstructed dishes that are very creative
Cinnamon, Spicy & Everything Nice– One of the first blogs I follow that has really inspired me
For the Love of Cooking– Another one of the first blogs to really inspire me
Cooking With Michele– My mom- the reason for my love of food and inspiration to cook- & her blog
You are more than welcome to take all of these awards or pick the ones that you like. Keep up the good work! =)