vegetarian for a day

I’m a carnivore. I can’t help it — I love meat. But yesterday, while recovering from over-indulging at the many delectable food stations at a friend’s beautiful wedding, and after reading another friend’s blog post about her journey to a healthier diet, I decided I could benefit from some more meat-free dishes in my repertoire. So I found a yummy vegetarian recipe online, sent Nick to the grocery store, and told him to make it for me.

Well, that’s not entirely true; Nick did go to the grocery store and then made dinner, but I didn’t make him! He’s just that nice and enjoys being in the kitchen that much more than me. How did I get so lucky??

Anyway, the final result was delicious, and the four servings were very generous portions — neither of us felt deprived and there was plenty left over for dinner tonight. We will definitely be making this dish again. And by “we,” I of course mean Nick.

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Suki’s Spinach and Feta Pasta Recipe

1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta (we used whole grain penne)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups spinach leaves, packed
salt and pepper to taste
1 pinch red pepper flakes
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (we used a 6 ounce package of fat free feta)

Check out the instructions on to make this dish!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I’m always looking for hearty, delish, vegetarian recipes and this looks fantastic! I’m a fellow meat-lover but I like to eat vegetarian at least one day a week, so I will definitely give this one a try!

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