• One Blog Post, Two Delicious Recipes

    March 9, 2012

    Let me tell you, there was some good eatin’ at the Haupert household last night. Here are two delicious recipes that I think you’ll want to try!

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    Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Red Onions

    Serves 4

    Ingredients:

    • 3/4 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
    • 1 medium red onion, cut into thick wedges
    • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 5 slices of bacon
    • 10-12 ounces whole wheat pasta
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt and pepper

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 425*F.

    In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, red onion, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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    Hi, Murph.

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    Add mixture to a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until veggies are golden brown, approximately 25 minutes.

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    Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed.

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    Then, cook bacon as directed and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any extra grease.

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    When cool, break bacon into pieces.

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    Add the roasted veggie mixture, bacon, and Parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine.

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    Eat and enjoy!

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    Mmm! This pasta dish turned out so well. Maybe it’s just because there were so many of my favorite flavors in it? I mean, Brussels sprouts + Parmesan + bacon is always a winning combination for me!

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    For dessert, I whipped up a delicious batch of Frosted Date-Nut Cookies. Ooooh, yes, I did.

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    Frosted Date-Nut Cookies

    Makes 1 dozen cookies

    Ingredients:

    Cookies:

    • 1/2 cup pitted dates
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup almond butter
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

    Frosting:

    • 2 tbsp butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup powered sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
    2. Combine pitted dates and water in a food processor and blend until smooth.
    3. Add date puree and remaining cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix until smooth.
    4. Portion batter using a tablespoon onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are firm to the touch and cooked through.
    5. Meanwhile, combine butter, powered sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
    6. When cookies are finished baking, remove from oven and allow to fully cool before frosting.
    7. Eat and enjoy!

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    Deb March 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh! That pasta dish looks and sounds so good! I’ll have to try it soon when bf isn’t home, as he hates Brussels… lol.

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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I’d love that recipe because I make the same thing (but with caramelized onions) but not with pasta. I know what I’m making next week! :-) The cookies look pretty dang good too!

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    kathleen @ the daily crumb March 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

    both of those look delicious!! i was wondering where the sauce was for the pasta, but i suppose with the park and olive oil roasted veggies, you don’t even need it!

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    Tara March 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

    The cookies look great. That frosting is such a simple and effective one.

    I am craving bacon Tina. Craving it so so bad. But I cannot find any organic, or hormone-free stuff where I live. This is a problem for me. I also have an intense craving for ground turkey and chicken sausage. But again, where I live (and with my finances) I simply cannot find the organic or “happy” stuff. I’m not perfect with buying organic and hormone-free chicken because I either often cannot find or afford, but I try to do that on a 50-50 basis and make a balance. But with things like bacon and ground meat, I’m not sure if I should do this or not.

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    Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 9, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Yum… Anything with brussel sprouts is a winning recipe in my book! Perfect weeknight dinner!

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    Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl March 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I love your recipes! Your ingredients are simple and luckily, I can find them all abroad :) Some recipes are too complicated and products are more limited in Europe. Thanks and keep em comin!!!

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    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 9, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Wow; that pasta looks fantastic! I love flavorful pasta dishes & this looks like just that!

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    Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I love pasta dishes like that. But those cookies…. oh my goodness!

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    Molly @ RDexposed March 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I’m glad my roasting pan isn’t the only one to look rough!

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    Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 9, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I can’t wait to try those cookies! They sound like a baked version of a larabar!

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    Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Yum! I love Brussels sprouts, and adding bacon to them seems like the perfect idea. I have been wanting to try them with prosciutto for awhile now, so this looks like a recipe I could easily mix-and-match the ingredients to try something new.

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

    That pasta dish looks delicious! I am a huge fan of brussels sprouts but lately with my GI issues, I am unable to eat them. I miss them so!

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    katie @ KatieDid March 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    mmm I bet those cookies would work as no bake too. Although what’s better than a warm cookie from the oven?

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    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health March 9, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Um, can I come over for leftovers?? :) Those both look so tasty!! I have never made brussels sprouts before…I’m always afraid they’ll come out wrong and I’ll hate them haha.

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    Tina March 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

    @Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health: This recipe is so easy! Just cut everything up, toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper and pop in the oven for 25 minutes. The Brussels sprouts will come out great!

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    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 9, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Those cookies sound/look AMAZING!! YUMM. Thanks, Tina :)

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

    That pasta looks delicious! But I have to be honest, I’m always too lazy to go to the trouble of adding bacon to things! However I bet it really makes the dish…

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    Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

    MMM Those frost date nut cookies looks spectacular! Happy Friday :)

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    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 9, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Wow! Two great recipes that I put on the list to make asap! I’m not much of a bacon fan so I might omit that but it all looks great. I love Brussels sprouts.

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    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 9, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Dinner looks awesome!! I love me some brussles sprouts!

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    Colleen March 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I love love love brussels sprouts with pasta. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one :)

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    Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I think I would absolutely love that dinner. My husband isn’t a fan of Brussel sprouts, so I’d just have to make it on a night when he isn’t home! ;)

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    Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot March 9, 2012 at 9:15 am

    That looks like the Tupperware bacon cooker my mom always had! Ahhh the memories of the smell of bacon cooking when I was little… officially hungry for bacon now!

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    faith @ For the Health of It March 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I always see raw date cookies floating around the internet, but I actually love the idea of a cooked version. Ugh…anything with frosting is my downfall!

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    Mindy - clueless nut March 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

    That is some good eatin’! They both sound delicious and right up my foodie alley. I always love your simple recipes, they’re the best!

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    Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter March 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    These ae some really great recipes! I love to add brussels sprouts to my eats :)

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    Lu March 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I just made a roasted tomato and kale pasta with bacon and it was amazing. No I know what to do with some Brussels sprouts I have in the fridge. Yum!!

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    Devonshire March 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Looks delish! I know you do a lot of crossfit, i was just wondering why you haven’t gone paleo? My friend is a crossfitter and he said they ‘endorse’ the paleo lifestyle. I know they obviously don’t make one eat that way, but i was just curious of your opinion. Hope you have a great day!

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    Tina March 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    @Devonshire: No, I don’t do Paleo (or diets, in general). I love oatmeal, cheese, and beer ever to give them up! ;)

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    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life March 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

    LOVING the looks of those cookies right now. YUM!!!

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    Jessica March 9, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I have to give myself a high five for being nominated for Fitness’s Magazine’s Fiteratti Award in the category of “Best Healthy Eating Blog”!

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    Kelly March 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

    How do you feel about strapping a handful of those cookies to Murphy’s back and sending him on this way? They look delicious and I’d love to spend an afternoon playing with a cute little pug! Let me know what you think. ;)

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    Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com March 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Omg looks so tasty!!!! I love roasted brussel sprouts in pasta, must make this asap!!!

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    Bjorg March 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Ohmy! I need to buys some dates to try these :)

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    Jay Cohen March 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Nice looking recipe.
    Murph wants a treat.
    Jay

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I think I’ll have to try that pasta recipe. Minus the bacon tho for me… ;)

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    These both look so good! I love dates in cookies. And I love even more that they’re frosted! :D

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    Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Pasta and cookies all in one post?!?! Well ya can’t go wrong with that :)

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    Jamie March 10, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I just “pinned” your recipe! My husband loves pasta but I don’t make it very often, but I love brussell sprouts so many this is how we can meet in the middle?! Also, your cookie creations are always so creative, can’t wait to try these ones!

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    chau taylor March 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    your recipe will taste great with roasted red peppers :D

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    Serena March 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    That pasta looks so yummy. I am going to make it soon.

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    Ashley March 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I just made this pasta dish tonight and it was incredible!! Only thing I did different was add roasted red peppers and used brown rice pasta. Yummy!!!

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    Tina March 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Yay! So glad you like it! :)

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    Bharati Naik October 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

    That pasta dish looks delicious!your recipe will taste great with roasted red peppers.. Thanks for sharing…

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