Pinterest — The New Cookbook

No time to plan dinner or cook? I know, trying to find time during a busy day to plan dinner can be very hard. But I have a secret to share (or maybe it’s a confession) — Pinterest. If you’re looking for a simple way to find new recipes (that are budget-friendly) without buying an expensive cookbook or signing up for some fancy online meal planner, you need to try Pinterest.

Pinterest has pages and pages of recipes that I have found that are easy and budget friendly! Pinterest has made it easy for me to plan meals for the week, and find new recipes that my family loves. Here is your latest go-to dinner.

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Orzo
You will need:
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of minced red onion
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
2 cups of orzo pasta
4 cups of chicken stock or broth, heated (you could also use veggie stock!)
salt and pepper
2 cups of diced fresh tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes)
1/2 cup of diced fresh mozzarella
thinly sliced basil

1. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. When hot, add the red onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the orzo and stir well to coat.

2. Gradually add the hot chicken stock in 1/2 cup increments, stirring until all of the stock has been absorbed before adding more. Do this until you used up all the stock, the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is just tender — about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add the tomatoes to the orzo and cook until just heated through, 1 -2 minutes. Add the mozzarella and cook for another 2 minutes or just until incorporated.

4. To serve, spoon the orzo into bowls and garnish with basil.

Absolutely delicious and very simple to make. Happy Cooking!