meatless monday — greek pasta with orange zest

shopping in bulk starts to make cooking a little bit more creative.  eyeing my giant mound of oranges from sam’s club i began wondering what else i could do with them.  well first of a old fashion/whiskey sour-esque drink of sorts.

that just makes the cookin process a little bit better

and then came the concept for an olive oil based pasta sauce that included lots of freshly squeezed orange juice and some grated orange zest.  pressed garlic, onions, tomatoes, green olives, and kidney beans all sauté up in olive oil, spices and lots and lots of citrus.  tossed the final sauce up in some whole-wheat angel hair pasta sprinkled some feta and i must admit some greatness was had.  those sweet oranges balanced out the bitter saltiness of the olives and garlic perfectly!