Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday & Fabulous: Fusilli for you.

I know it has been a while since I've kept up with Friday & Fabulous but now being settled, I will get back on track. For all of our new fans to Bake Boutique, Friday & Fabulous is my personal blog post each Friday which features things, places, designers or whatever it may be that we think are.... you guessed it, FABULOUS. It is a creative off-shoot from my new life of baking to fill that fast paced creative void I left back in the world of fashion.

To kick off this summers first F&F post I am actually sharing a recipe.... yes I know, it's rare... and if I see it show up in the local deli I will ask you to name it after me. Anyhow, as a runner summer is usually when we amp up training, for me I just started 18 weeks of pure hell training just in time for our heat wave with 1000000% humidity right along with it! Every summer I create a new cold pasta salad to keep stocked in the fridge and I would feel bad not sharing this one because it really came out awesome. I hope you enjoy it pre- run or sitting on your butt in this unbearable heat. ;)

Florio's Fusilli Fuel

1 package of Fusilli (whole wheat or the real thing)
1 green pepper diced
1/2 onion diced
2 tsp garlic powder * or to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp onion salt
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
1 can of cici beans (chick peas for the rest of you)

boil your water and cook your pasta, read the bag if you don't already know.
in a saute pan coat with olive oil and brown your onions and peppers adding about 1 tbs of balsamic and your garlic powder. Let caramelize.

Take your cooked pasta in a bowl and add the turmeric, mix well spreading the seasoning all over and giving the pasta a nice color- don't add much more than suggested or it will overpower your flavors. mix in onion salt and a few dashes of balsamic and coat well. Mix in your cici beans and add your onion pepper mix to pasta- mix well and chill.


xoxo d


  1. Mmm...perfect for the night before a long run...but I wouldn't know these days!

  2. you can still make it jenn.... I'll bet you still need just as much energy these days!!!