For lunch I decided to "dress up" Thursday night's leftover whole wheat linguine (w/ Vodka Sauce, Smoked Italian Chicken Sausage, Red Peppers & Zucchini). I had 8 or 9 Campari tomatoes left on the counter that were almost overripe...so I seeded them, chopped them into large chunks and tossed them into the pan with the linguine noodles that were heating on the stove and cooked them for a few minutes until heated through. I then poured in the leftover vodka sauce with veggies and chopped some fresh basil from our garden and some fresh Italian parsley and tossed it all together in the pan to heat with the linguine and tomatoes and then served it with some shredded Parmesan cheese...and Voila, we were eating "Garden Linguine". It was so fragrant...you could really smell the fresh basil. Because I added so many fresh tomatoes and herbs, it tasted like an entirely different meal than we had Thursday night...and I was able to squeeze more fresh veggies into a meal that already had plenty. I love breathing new life into leftovers and making them seem like brand new. It was a perfect summer lunch on this perfect "almost-summer" day.
For a light dessert I made the most simple and easy "Berry-licious Sundaes" using a scoop of Kemp's low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt and some fresh blueberries and raspberries tumbled on top. It is a delicious way to eat summer berries...especially as the frozen yogurt melts...it tastes like you are eating berries and cream. It's delicious, simple and beautiful! I love using fresh produce. Check out the pics below. Enjoy!
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