No, don’t worry- I’m not sick.
Thanks to the miracle of a) herbal supplements and b) a concerted effort to get my beauty rest, my immune system seems to be alive and kicking even though the winter is relentlessly trying to beat me down.
Hah. Take that winter.
But I will admit that the dry air that is plaguing my home, my office and generally every space that I have inhabited for the past 3 months is starting to wreak havoc on my sinuses.
My nose feels stuffy.
Good thing there’s spicy food.
Hello, old friend.
And since I haven’t had a chance to make it to the grocery store this week (shocker, right?), I had to figure out a vehicle for my chili sauce.
Pasta? Yeah, pasta’ll work.
And then. I got. Kinda crazy.
First, I sauteed an onion and a couple cloves of garlic.
And then I added in a bunch of frozen, shelled edamame and sweet peas.
I threw the whole mess in my food processor.
I pulsed in about 1/2 cup of chicken broth (you could definitely use vegetable broth here, I just didn’t have any) and a bunch of chili sauce.
I processed it for a few minutes longer than you see it at this point. I wanted to get it as smooth as possible so that I could toss it with the pasta and it would stick.
It worked, what can I say. The mix had a spicy, oniony richness with a sweet background from the peas.
And now I’m fed and happy.
Time for that beauty rest…