Weird things RDs like

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I know sardines aren’t for everyone, but they’re so good for you! Come on—omega-3’s, vitamin D, protein…IMG_3210

And sardines to go? Healthy convenience food, what up?

Rather than take this little packet of weird-good to work, I opted instead to incorporate the sardines into a whole wheat pasta dish with kale, roasted cauliflower/broccoli, lemon juice, garlic, and white wine. Hell, yes.

IMG_3214I made whole wheat pasta once for the last person who dumped me. That probably had more to do with his spotting something shiny in the distance and less to do with “healthy” pasta (which, by the way, did not contain sardines), but I did learn that real people do eat white pasta and apparently I am in the weird minority for enjoying the whole wheat variety more. Noted. What can I say, I like what I like? Weird tastes good to me.

Here’s the recipe for a single serving of weird/healthy/delicious pasta. F*** the haters.


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pasta of choice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 big-ass handful of kale
  • 1 cup roasted broccoli/cauliflower
  • ~2 oz sardines (or 1/2 a tin), broken into pieces
  •  1 tsp lemon juice
  • a splash of white wine (optional but delicious)


  1. Boil pasta according to directions on package in salted water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add kale. Cook until wilted. Add wine.
  4. Add broccoli/cauliflower. Mix and add sardines. Stir to incorporate. Allow to cook a few minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, strain pasta and pour into vegetable/sardine mixture.
  6. Add lemon juice. Stir to incorporate and remove from heat.
  7. Enjoy : )

Do you like whole wheat pasta? How about sardines? 

One thought on “Weird things RDs like

    Sardines for Beginners | Keeping It Real Food said:
    September 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    […] Second sardine post in as many weeks. Why not?  […]

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