“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”  – Sophia Loren

How beautiful was Sophia Loren??

GORGEOUS! And you know what? She wouldn’t be caught dead on a low carb diet. Such an awesome example of a woman who embraced her curves and knew how absolutely beautiful they were. Her confidence in her body is something we as women should all have. Don’t stop eating what you love, like pasta. =) Eat what you want, when you want and enjoy it. Just watch your portions and and make sure not to over indulge!

Now to my recipe of the week!

I think I might have been Italian and Mexican in my past life. I could seriously eat pasta and enchiladas everyday if I could. Of course not together, that would be gross!

The other night I made a delicious Shrimp and Scallop Scampi over pasta and it was, as my friend Kristi likes to say, “amaze-balls!”

It was soooooo good that when my aunt, whom I was house sitting for, came home from Hawaii, I decided to make it for her too. This time, since I was out of shrimp, I added broccoli and chicken! Yum!

Scallop, Chicken & Broccoli Scampi over Pasta
Ingredients
Scallops
1 small head of Broccoli
Chicken (I used pre-cooked chicken from Trader Joes. Amazing!)
1 stick of butter (I didn’t say this would be the most healthiest)
Garlic (I use the already chopped fresh garlic in olive oil. Its perfect for when you really dont have time to chop it yourself. You can find it at any supermarket)
Parsely
1 small chopped onion
Cayenne Pepper
Pasta (any kind will do)
Ok, so I apologize for not having exact measurements. I kind of just eye balled it with this one.
Directions:
Melt butter in a pan and add the chopped onion. Let onion cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then add all other ingredients. I would say about 1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon of parsely, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper gives the sauce a nice little kick. Add about a handful and a half of scallops, the broccoli and the chicken and let it cook for about 5 – 8 minutes over medium heat, or enough to make it simmer. Stir the mixture often so the sauce doesn’t thicken.
Cook pasta as you normally would then pour this deliciousness over it and EAT!!!!
Pair it with a Chardonnay and you are good to go. YUM!
Salud!

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