Tuna niçoise. One of my favorite dishes at local French restaurant Can Can Brasserie.

And one that I decided to take a twist on in my own kitchen.

Tuna niçoise… pasta!!!

This pasta’s been niçoise’d… or something like that?

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An easy make ahead Sunday dinner.

And one that makes for perfect leftover lunches.

Oh yea. Did I mention that it’s super easy even though it sounds so fancy?

That’s probably the best part. Besides the fact that this one was a HUGE hit in our house 🙂

I always love that.

Enjoy!

Tuna Niçoise’d Pasta

Serves 4-6

  • 2 large handfuls fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 package linguine
  • large handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans tuna, drained
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled & sliced
  • 2-3 tblsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • sliced black olives to serve
  1. Boil eggs. I usually follow the method described here.
  2. Add green beans to a medium pot of boiling water, cook 7 minutes. Add in pasta, cook 6-7 minutes more. Drain bean and pasta mixture.
  3. While green beans and pasta cook, mix together tuna, onion, juice of half the lemon and 1 tblsp olive oil. Season w/ salt & pepper.
  4. To serve, combine green bean and pasta mixture with tuna mixture and stir in cherry tomatoes while the pasta is still warm. Top the pasta salad with remaining olive oil and lemon and some additional cracked pepper, stir up. To serve, layer on sliced boiled eggs and a sprinkle of pepper to each serving.

Serve room temp or cold and enjoy!!

If there’s one thing that I do love about cooler weather, it’s the smell of homemade chicken stock bubbling away on a lazy Sunday morning…

Okay that and vino next to a fire pit on a cool fall evening 🙂  But I digress…

It may not be my beloved summer, but there are some cool things (see what I did there?) about Fall that I can get into as well!

Like this:

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Homemade chicken soup, however you twist it, is not only delicious but also therapeutic.

And can also be so fun. Morphing into whatever soup dish your mood might be fit for.

Like this Asian inspired chicken noodle bowl. When a traditional carrot & noodle combo just won’t cut it.

With a homemade stock that just warms you to the bone. And of which the smell should be bottled into a candle for my mantle. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t buy that too? 🙂

Such a flavor punch. And oh so good.

And you know what. As much as we all love a homemade stock. Sometimes you just don’t have the time, I definitely get that!

So feel free to skip the homemade and buy some of your favorite store bought if you’d like. More time for vino and fireside chats that way, right?

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Seasons change. Life changes. And sometimes blogging changes too!

I’m back from the countryside and have been cooking up a storm in our new house (!!) back in the city (!!)

So okay, okay. I must admit. The country life wasn’t exactly for me. But I gave it my best, that counts, right? 🙂

Along with the big move, I’ve also been making some changes to our menu to incorporate more and more fresh, healthy ingredients and less and less of the processed stuff.

Like this, who wouldn’t want to dig into this…?

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So it only made sense that I make a return to share all of this deliciousness with each of you.

With work and life being so hectic, and I know I’m not the only one, the blog is going to focus on helping all you meal preparers create clean, healthy foods (mosttttt of the time, right 😉 ) that don’t take hours in the kitchen.  And that taste superb.

Just like this dish. Which is an example of fresh, wholesome ingredients that is just TOO GOOD not to share.  And it’s oh-so pretty.

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I mean, come one, who doesn’t think that a sweet potato crust is just the coolest thing ever??? (Okay, maybe just me…?)

Anyhow. Give this one a try. I made it up on a leisurely Sunday so we had it on hand for easy meals. And it was so simple, you could throw it together with the few hours of free time you may get on a weekend while doing laundry and all those chores (am I right or am I right 🙂 )

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