Italian Tuna Pasta

Hi friends!

I can’t wait to share this one with you!! Quite a few of you have been intrigued by the mention of this one on our meal plan the last few weeks. It may sound a little weird, a tiny bit crazy, even a little icky…but I promise you, if you give it a chance, it may make a few appearances on your meal plan.

Italian Tuna Pasta

Ingredients

16 oz. Linguine (or other long pasta of choice)

Salt

2 Tbs. neutral, high heat oil (we use Avocado oil)

4-6 anchovies

3-5 garlic cloves, pressed or finely chopped

3 oz. bottle of capers, drained

12 oz. canned tuna (preferably canned in quality olive oil), drained

1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

Lemon Vitality essential oil

Preparation

In a pot of boiling water that’s salted like the ocean, cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. When draining, save 1.5 cups pasta water.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the anchovies and cook until they almost disappear into the oil. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add capers and lightly fry them until they blossom (open up and start to crisp up).

Once the capers are crisped up, add the tuna and break it up with your spoon or spatula. Add half the pasta water and stir to combine. Add pasta and fresh herbs and gently toss. If the pasta is dry, add the reserved pasta water until it is the consistency that you would like. Add any additional salt, if needed.

Now add Lemon Vitality essential oil a few drops at a time until it tastes right to you. Start slow, 2-3 drops, and taste. If it needs more, add more! Lemon oil is super refreshing and boosts the flavor of anything it’s added to. It really makes this pasta taste like summer. Drizzle a little high quality olive oil over the top once the pasta is served for a little extra decadence.

When it comes to ingesting oils y’all, remember that quality matters. I personally wouldn’t use just any oil to put into the food I cook for my family. Definitely not the ones from Target or other online companies. Young Living has the Seed to Seal promise and I feel so safe ingesting their oils. Did you know that Young Living doesn’t even use land to grow their plants if it has been treated with pesticides in the last 50 years?! That’s what I mean friends…it matters to me how my oils are made.

I hope y’all try this pasta, even during these warm , summer months. It is so light and tastes like the ocean in the best way possible. And don’t be afraid of the anchovies. They won’t taste fishy; they just give this dish a nutty je ne sais quoi. Plus, the Italian in my family really likes it 🙂

xo friends

S

What We’re Eating

Hello friends!

It’s that time again! We’ve had a busy weekend so I’m a bit behind, but never the less, I am here and sharing with you what we will be making this week, hopefully providing you with some inspiration.

There is one repeat from a couple of weeks ago because it was so amazing that we had to have it again! I plan to post the recipe soon for y’all. It is super easy and definitely budget friendly. It may sound a little weird, but, I promise if you give it a chance, it really is delicious and, surprisingly, really light for summer.

What we’re eating this week!

July 11th – July 17th

Saturday: Grazing dinner. We like to do these once in a while. Olives, deli meats, fruit, pretzels, pickled eggs, etc.

Sunday: Pork belly tacos with pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage slaw and homemade Spanish rice

Monday: Steak salad with tomatoes, crispy onions and croutons! And the ACV dressing that I didn’t get to post to IG last week 🙂

Tuesday: Grilled chicken with grilled eggplant and corn

Wednesday: Smashed chicken burgers seasoned with green onion and jalapeno, with caramelized red bell pepper and onion and vinegar slaw on the side

Thursday: Italian tuna pasta!!!! This was so amazing a couple of weeks ago that we decided to do it again!

Friday: Homemade focaccia topped with homemade red sauce, fresh basil, mozzarella and prosciutto

Dessert for the week: Dark chocolate and port…again 🙂 we love an after dinner cocktail

We have a busy week ahead of us with possibly some big decisions to make. We hope to make the right ones for us, but it’s always scary to jump into the unknown isn’t it?! I’ve tried to ask my close friends and family for advice and they have all basically said the same thing. That it’s a leap of faith. And that is what we will do if we need to. Of course we are preparing as best we can, do our part to make this leap as predictable as possible, but in the end, it is all based on our faith. That things will work out, even if it looks different than what we pictured in our mind.

We appreciate your support friends. I want to remind you that when you support someone like me, a gal who is trying to run a small online business, you are helping an entire network of people. By purchasing starter kits through me, or using Essential Rewards to get healthy products delivered to your door each month, or using promos codes with companies I have partnered with, you are helping my family. You are helping me make a paycheck that I can use to pay for medical bills, feed my family and take care of our everyday needs. You are also helping in making my dreams come true of being a small business owner, a writer and a dreamer that has seen the impossible come true. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Until next week friends!

xo

S