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Bitches Be Cooking: Cravings: Recipes For The Food You Want To Eat.

On a recent trip to Target, I stumbled upon (Queen) Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook, Cravings: Recipes For The Food You Want To Eat.

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I can’t properly illustrate my reaction but it was probably something like this.

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I AM SO EXCITED TO HAVE THIS WONDERFUL, AMAZING, INSPIRATIONAL BOOK IN MY POSSESSION. I LOVE YOU CHRISSY TEIGEN.

Okay, wow, now that that’s out of my system, lemme tell you about how great this book is.

Cravings is separated into 11 sections, each filled with some of the yummiest foods I’ve ever seen.

But once I got to her lemony arugula spaghetti cacio e pepe,

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I fell in love.

to make this peppery wonderful pasta dish, you need:

Kosher salt

Spaghetti

1/4 pound of bacon

1/4 cup of olive oil

3 tablespoons of minced garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup of lemon juice

1 1/2 cups of parmigiano-reggiano cheese

3 cups of baby arugula

Per Ms. Teigen’s instructions:

1.In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti to al dente according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water (it comes in handy), then drain the pasta.

pasta 1

2.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisped, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the olive oil, then add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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3.Add the lemon juice to the skillet, then toss in the drained pasta and toss to coat. Add the Parm and toss, adding the pasta water, a couple of tablespoons at a time, just to help the cheese coat the pasta. Add the arugula and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute.

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Season to taste with additional salt, lots of black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Serve with more Parm.

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D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!
But the best part of the entire meal was when I put this picture on Instagram, and this happened.

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YES, CHRISSY LIKED MY PICTURE.

So, if you’re reading this Chrissy, hi wow I didn’t know you read SnaxNTheCity & I’m so honored.

I hope you try out some recipes & tell your friends about it.

Happy eating Chrissy Teigen & other Snax readers!

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This entry was written by SnaxNTheCity and published on April 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm. It’s filed under food and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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