July 31, 2011

Awesome Rotini Carbonara and Vegan Blog Hop Results

Awe inspiring!
I just recently got a membership to Costco. I know, right! I'll bet you're wondering why I didn't already have one.  When I went the other day to look around, I wondered what took me so long as well.  Natalie and I went at lunch time and they had sample's galore.  By the time we were through we were pretty full of samples.  You need to be careful though, some people use their carts as weapons to get to said samples.  I found myself having to use my cart as a shield against some crazy hungry people. People need to simmer down now!  One of the sample's Natalie tried was Bobak's Sundried Tomato Italian Sausage links.  It was love at first bite!  I picked up a package with a few ideas in mind. It all started with the simple idea of sausage, diced tomatoes, rotini and basil but it turned into that and so much more!

Awesome Rotini Carbonara - Yes, this dish inspired awe! If you don't believe me, try it for yourself! 

Yields 4 very hungry people and some very good leftover lunch

1 24 oz. box of rotini prepared according to directions
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic

3 links of Bobaks Sundried Tomato sausage sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 14.5 oz. can of organic diced tomatoes - drained
1 cup Feta cheese
2 large eggs
1 bunch of basil

Prepare pasta according to directions. 

For the Sauce In a small bowl add 1 cup of Feta and 2 eggs and whip together. 

For the Sausage, etc

Pour 2 Tbsp. olive oil into skillet on medium heat.  Add sausage pieces and cook until warmed through; about 7 minutes.  Add 1 Tbsp. garlic and stir for about 1 minute.  Add the diced tomatoes and the pasta and stir to combine. Turn heat to low and add the sauce and stir together for about 5 minutes to warm through but being careful to not allow the eggs to scramble.

Do you shop at Costco?  Are you a cart wielding sample mongler?

Adapted from Me, myself and I!

The Vegan Wednesday Blog Hop was a complete and total success!  Can you see the sarcasm oozing from those words?  I had a lot of fun saying "Vegan Vednesday" all day on Wednesday.  I also had a ton of fun making the picture button.

I had two link ups but they were fabulous link ups!  I hope you checked them out.  Rachel from My Naturally Frugal Family linked up a fabulous Vegan Apple Pie and Wendy from Modern Mom - Food linked up some yummy Vegan Heart Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies. Thank you ladies for linking up!  I'm looking forward to whipping these up in my kitchen!  If you haven't already, put on your bunny slippers and hop over and check out the yummy goodness!

Vegan Apple Pie from Rachel at My Naturally Frugal Family

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies from Wendy at Modern Mom - Food
Is there a blog hop that you would rather see on Deelicious Sweets? Are you blog hopped out? Do you own a pair of bunny slippers?

~ Party on, man!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my cookies Dee! :) I hope you are having a lovely weekend! Hugs

  2. Dee! Your rotini looks awesome! (As do the blog hoppers pie and cookies!) I bet that sundried tomato sausage was perfect in this pasta. I love/hate costco. Haven't been there in a while. It was getting too dangerous and not covered in the terms of my life insurance policy! Ha! ;- }

  3. wonderful rotini recipe, dee :). bloghopping is hard because it was only for one day. maybe making it longer?

  4. What a wonderful recipe... I love it! Especially with that feta cheese added in :D Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anonymous1.8.11

    Wow that pasta looks great, I seriously wanna have a plate now.

  6. This recipe looks so yummy:) Thanks for sharing this on my recipe exchange blog hop. I am thinking the next recipe exchange will be a dessert theme, I hope you add another recipe:)

  7. Sundried tomato sausage sounds perfect for this. Love the colors of the fresh basil

    Wonderful post

  8. This does look like a really good carbonara dish! And yes, some people do get a bit crazy at the samples in those wholesale stores.

  9. pasta and the cookies looks wonderful

  10. Oh my, I love this pasta! I can see why you name it Awesome! Bookmarking now!

  11. I think anyone who gets a costco card should have to pass a sanity test first. Some of these people are crazy, between the cart bashing and the needing a semi to take their goods home the place is a madhouse. And I LOVE it cuz I fit right in. The food there is incredible. We buy packaged Italian sausage there, cannot remember the name but I`ll email it to you when I buy my next pack. I buy all my meat there and baking supplies rock there as well. And pistachios, you can buy them by the truckload.

  12. this looks wonderful! i was a vegetarian for about 7 years + while i am not anymore, i still eat vegetarian/vegan quite a bit (+ love faux meats!) i'm definitely going to give this one a try!


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