Make Vegetable Pasta w/the Veggetti!

I have been meaning to post a blog about my new kitchen toy, but I have yet to actually use it. A month ago while at a WalMart store, I spotted this tool for only $15! I originally wanted to purchase the Paderno Spiralizer after tracing my stomach pangs to carbs, in particular those with gluten, but could not resist the size of this one and the price being half off (I'm a sucker for a deal!).

Being that I have not used it, I thought I would share a video showcasing how it works. Take a look here and if you're feeling up to it, let me know if you own either the Paderno Spiralizer or the Veggetti and how you like it!

Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

I haven't posted a lunch/dinner recipe in quite some time, so I thought I'd share a recipe that I created.

Here's a simple recipe that only requires 8 ingredients:
  • Shrimp
  • Chopped Spinach
  • Sliced Cherry Tomatoes
  • Garlic & Herb Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • 1 tbs Fresh Pesto
  • Seasonings: Garlic Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt
What you'll need: 1 pot to boil pasta, 1 skillet to saute shrimp and 1 bowl to toss everything together.

  • Follow directions to boil pasta, add Pink Salt to water. Once finished, drain and set aside.
  • Saute shrimp, leaving the tail on. Add garlic salt and 1/2 tbs pesto. Set aside.
  • In your bowl, add freshly chopped spinach, sliced cherry tomatoes, garlic & herb feta cheese crumbles and the remaining 1/2  tbs pesto.
  • In that same bowl, proceed to toss in pasta and shrimp.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Measure each ingredient based upon your personal preference. 

Note: I have made this same recipe, minus the cheese and shrimp, for a friend who is vegan and they loved it! 

Exciting News...

When I first started Food-Mood in 2012,  I realized that I found the full scope of my passion. I was able to successfully combine two of my personal missions...mental health awareness and nutrition. Food-Mood had been in business for almost a year when I knew that the ultimate goal was to expand my reach and the only way to accomplish this was to pursue my lifelong dream of being a founder of a nonprofit organization!

After laboring over the idea, filling out paperwork and patiently waiting for the government to reopen after a shutdown, I am happy to say that I have not only founded a nonprofit organization, but have been granted federal tax-exemption status!

Now onto the real work! 

I am so excited and cannot wait to share additional news with my Food-Mood readers. As with any nonprofit organization, community support/donations, etc. is always welcome. I like to get going before I ask for help, so please stay tuned! :-)

2014 is all about transforming your ideas to implementation to impact!

Happy June!!