Pasta is a rarity in this house, but I will say, this bacon, pea and edamame version was worth the excess carbs. I have to hand it to pasta though, the day after we had this for dinner, I ran like the wind during my morning jog. It just goes to show you how important it is to fuel your body properly. Normally I begin each day by bitching and moaning about my morning run, but pasta made this particular day a breeze.
Its not like we’re specifically on a low carb diet around here (although The Hubs does go through phases). In all honesty, I just don’t really like pasta all that much, and since I do the cooking, we don’t eat it all that much. What usually happens is that I’ll make a pasta recipe or two, then have half empty boxes of dried pasta sitting around. At some point my pantry gets too crowded, and I take a survey to see what I can use up. This was definitely the case with this bacon, pea, and edamame pasta. I had two boxes of different twisty pastas (I don’t even know what they’re technically called. I just call them scroodles) that were taking up valuable pantry real estate. I found this easy sounding recipe from Cooking Light and adapted it to use things I already had on hand. Don’t let recipes intimidate you! If you don’t have what the recipe calls for, just find something that’s close. (except when baking)