Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pasta Primavera

This week has been one of my hardest weeks in recent memory . . . and it's not even over yet! So far this week, I've had 2 tests, a quiz, 2 chemistry lab experiments with write ups and several homework assignments all in a matter of 3 days, not counting all the studying time this past weekend. I had my 1st college exam in about 6 years AND it was a chemistry test. Ugh! I walked out feeling good about it, like I may have gotten an A, but alas, I ended up with a mid/high B. With my homework assignments, I'm not too far off from an A, but I can't say I'm not a little disappointed and discouraged, especially considering how much I KNOW I studied. Maybe I just needed to warm my brain up with this test???
Anyway, today was probably the 1st time I've cooked in a few weeks (well, thoughtful/not as fast cooking, anyway). This dish kinda reminds me of Pasta Primavera, minus the peas since I'm not a huge fan. All I did was blanch small-diced zucchini, yellow squash and broccoli florets in salted water. I cooked some thin spaghetti and just added my homemade nutritional yeast/garlic dressing over it and tossed in the crisp veggies. The heat from the spaghetti and veggies warmed up the dressing perfectly. It turned out really great compared to the veggie burger, tater tot or cereal meals I have been having. If I make this again, hopefully I'll have some fresh herbs to perk it up a bit.
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Now I'm gonna do some much needed laundry and more chemistry crap (sorry to be a baby about this class but you have no idea what I'm dealing with in my classes as far as professor "teaching" styles and obnoxious/disruptive classmates.)

15 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Yikes, I hope that your schedule/school gets less stressful for you soon!! Hang in there!!

That pasta looks absolutely sensational - yum!!

selina said...

wow. that sounds delicious! but then again, i love all things pasta.

Hannah said...

So sorry to hear about your crazy schedule... Just remember to breathe, and it will all be over soon enough!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I'm glad you were about to make something a bit more substantial! Best of luck on the upcoming school adventures!

Jennifer said...

Wowsa, chemistry always got me too.

Glad you had some time to cook something more 'in depth', I bet fresh herbs would be a great addition to this meal.

Good luck with the class!

Sam said...

I'm so lucky that I don't have to take chem. I never quite got it, it all seemed very absract to me. I can't see an atom can I? No, then I don't really care how it bonds with other atoms...

Rural Vegan said...

Good luck with your chemistry class, you have my sympathies there! Chem was the only class in college I simply could not wrap my head around. And I think ALL chemistry professors are weird...

t said...

One of the best things I've seen on your site!! Made me hungry, lol!

aTxVegn said...

Hang in there, Lori!

jessy said...

hang in there! and this pasta made me want to create my own this past weekend - thank you for the awesome inspiration! next time i make pasta we're going to try your nutritional yeast sauce recipe, too - it sounds divine!

Erin said...

Sorry to hear you're having a rough time of it. This pasta looks good, at least. Hope things start looking up.

LK said...

The pasta dish looks tasty and simple. We can understand how school can take over your life and you never have time to cook and bake for fun. This past spring semester was so stressful, and we are taking physics and o chem lab this summer, so we feel your pain! Good luck with chemistry.

VegLife Atlanta said...

Looks good! We may have to try this.

Latayy said...

I couldn't stand chemistry at uni.
Microb was ok but chemistry...I couldn't even get past first year chemistry.
You will make it through and I am just not saying that.
I love pasta dishes but I am trying to keep my weight down so I had to hold off of those things as reflected in my blog!

Cheers
Tay

onno david said...

Wow..it looks delicious, simple to cook too. I love this pasta with vegetables is my usual go to dish when i have a bounty of veggies. anything roasted just adds a special layer of flavor, don't you think? i love your veggie pasta ratio. i justify eating pasta often by adding a higher ratio of veggies to it. Thanks so much for sharing.