PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

PESTO GNOCCHI WITH SHRIMP AND ASPARAGUS

So I've been dying to make a killer dish with the Cappello's gluten and grain free pasta that's been chillin' in my freezer and a friend invited me to a paleo dinner party last night and I knew it was the perfect time to whip something up. I wanted something light and fresh with lots of protein and veggies so I came up with this super simple, fast and delicious recipe. And I'm not kidding, it was so easy! I procrastinated until about 20 minutes before I had to leave for the party and I still made it in time. Another reason I'm super excited about this recipe? Because I've been extra busy lately and I know the simplicity and quick prep will help me stay on track with my diet. I've been training a lot more lately with my sights set on competing at the CrossFit Games next year and nutrition is so important. Obviously nutrition is always important, but it can really separate a good athlete from a great one. I want to make sure that when the time comes I've done everything I possibly could have to prepare. From my training, to my diet, to the amount of sleep I get, no stone will be unturned. Only then will I truly know I've done everything I could. And I hope this yummy recipe keeps you on track whatever your goals might be!

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WHOLLY CAPPELLO'S I'M EATING PASTA

WHOLLY CAPPELLO'S I'M EATING PASTA

OMG I just ate pasta! And I'll admit I felt a little guilty. I haven't had real pasta in over a year! This is crazy. And possibly the greatest thing since bacon, if I dare say that. So there's this awesome company out of Colorado called Cappello's who sent me samples of the three grain free pastas they carry; fettuccini, gnocchi and lasagne. And I thought, where do I even begin? Is this even going to be any good? I love pasta, and it was a tough one to give up when I went paleo, but it's been over a year now since it's touched my lips and I was content with my life and the lack of pasta within it, or so I thought. But then this happened. I decided to give the fettuccini noodles a whirl first and try a traditional spaghetti and meatball recipe (because I love spaghetti and meatballs). And let me just begin by saying this was so easy to cook. The pasta came shipped to me with a freezer bag to keep them fresh, and then it said to keep them in the fridge, or freeze them if you want to use them later. So I had this box in the fridge and the rest are in the freezer to play with later. I boiled up a little water, popped this package in, and boom, ready in 45 seconds! 45 freaking seconds! How perfect is that?

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