Sunday, August 18, 2013

Creamy Orzo & Peas {#Dairyfree} for #SundaySupper #LunchBox

It is this time of year again.  Where has the summer,  my absolute favorite season gone?  The time of year when everything is just a little bit slower, and a little more fun.  Sunshine, swimming, vacation, and summer parties...It is time to start thinking about what to pack into the lunch boxes and I can always need some new ideas.  What about you?  So this week's #SundaySupper event is all about the #LunchBox; entrees, sandwiches, wraps, salads, munchies and sweet treats.  We got you covered with 40+ delicious recipes.

Today's event is hosted by my friend Liz a.k.a. That Skinny Chick Can Bake - let me tell you she sure can bake and cook;  please be sure to visit her :)

I bring Creamy Orzo & Peas to the #SundaySupper #LunchBox.  This is an easy dish to pull together in the morning while everyone gets ready.  Neither of my girls like to eat sandwiches for lunch, so this is an easy pasta dish to put together.  I pack it warm in their lunch thermos where it stays warm until they are ready to eat.

Creamy Orzo & Peas {Dairyfree} for the #LunchBox

  • 1 C dried Orzo
  • 1 C frozen Peas
  • 1/2 C plain Tofutti Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. dried Italian Herbs
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. zest from an untreated lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Cook Orzo according to directions on the box.
  2. While Orzo is cooking mix the cream "cheese" with the herbs, lemon, juice, and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When there is just about a minute left for cooking the pasta add the frozen peas. Finish cooking until pasta is done and peas are soft.
  4. Drain Orzo/Pea mixture into a colander and put the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  5. Add cream "cheese" mixture and mix well under the pasta. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pack into the thermos - this is plenty for two - three servings.

Now be sure to check out all the other fantastic recipes for the #SundaySupper #LunchBox; there is certainly something new for everyone :)

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