Homemade Spinach Spaghetti

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It’s a beautiful morning. The sun peaking through the dead tree branches creates an almost eerie, yet magical glow. It’s a brand new day. I wish, though, in our lives, a brand new day was just that… truly brand new. I wish we didn’t wake up with the burdens of our past and the fear of the future. I believe that each day holds the ability to change your life, but it’s hard to do that when you’re waking up with the heavy chains of yesterdays sorrow. I guess the only thing we can do, despite our sadness, broken hearts and shattered dreams, is appreciate the little things each new day brings. Like a bright sunrise over the trees, a great cup of coffee or a simple plate of homemade spinach spaghetti.

Spaghetti pasta

Comfort food has this special power, I think. No matter what you’re going through, one bite instantly warms you up. One bite takes you to another world, another time when nothing troubled you. Nothing was scary, complicated, heartbreaking. When everything was really that simple. Even though those bites eventually end and you’re faced with all of your baggage again, you at least had those few moments of peace and comfort.


Sometimes that’s all we get. 3 – 4 minutes of serenity. But those are the moments we need to hold onto. Those simple minutes when we’re given the chance to forget our woes and our troubles and just enjoy the little things in this life, like those simple plates of homemade spinach spaghetti. These little joys and little moments are sometimes the only things we really have that keep us afloat.


Nutritional information per 1 cup cooked pasta: 

Calories: 325 
Fat: 5.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 46 grams
Fiber: 5 grams 
Protein: 11.6 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6

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  1. Posted by Kelly Hunt on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    Looks oh so delicious! :)
  2. Posted by Sommer Collier on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    Such a pretty color!
  3. Monday, February 4th, 2013
    How amazing is this?! I love it, Claire! Going over to check out your recipe now...
  4. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    Picture-perfect spaghetti, I love the spinach!
  5. Posted by Christina on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    Beautifully written. This pasta looks incredible as well, I love how you show how easy pasta-making is.
  6. Posted by domesticfits on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    I heart you. And I wish I could buy you a cocktail and chat with you. Someday :) (and then I'll force you to make me some pasta)
  7. Posted by Ashley on
    Monday, February 4th, 2013
    What a powerful post, lovely. This pasta looks incredible, and I cannot wait to see you this month!!!
  8. Posted by Bree (Skinny Mommy) on
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
    Very beautiful. Love the pasta too-I know my kids would love it!
  9. Posted by Vijitha Shyam on
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
    Simple plate of comfort!
  10. Posted by Kathryn on
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
    Such a thought-provoking post and so, so true.
  11. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
    What a sweet post this is! And this spaghetti looks SO yummy!
  12. Posted by Aggie on
    Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
    I'll take a bowl of spinach spaghetti any ole day :)