Swoodles + Spinach in Cashew Cream Sauce

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I had THE most pleasant DMV experience this week.

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No, I’m serious. It was downright enjoyable.

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I’ve been married to my hunk for almost a year and a half, yet I have neglected to change my name on my license.ย Who has the time, right? Also, it’s 2016, isn’t there a database that can just, like, spit out all of the new ID cards you need after marriage & mail them to you with a nice congratulations note? Idk.

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So I bit the bullet. I woke up early & hightailed my behind to the DMV. I arrived a half hour before they opened and was the third in line. I had a new license and an updated voter registration card in TWELVE MINUTES. TWELVE. It turns out having your paperwork together and being kind to the nice ladies behind the counter really pays off!! I don’t know who is running the show out there, but my hat is off to you Department of Motor Vehicles!

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But still suggest you all take a quick photography course becauseย I look like a gopher in my new picture.




Time: 35 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 1-2


  • 1-2 medium sweet potatoes, cut in thin swoodles (I just got a spiralizer!)
  • 1-2 cups of packed spinach
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup of quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 2 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • In a food processor, combine cashews + garlic + water + S+P, pulse until smooth + creamy
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over low-med heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add swoodles + S+P, cook another 3 minutes
  • Add quinoa + spinach + crushed red pepper + S+P, cook another minute
  • Pour in some of the sauce
  • Serve warm
  • Eat with mouth like pig at trough

23 thoughts on “Swoodles + Spinach in Cashew Cream Sauce

  1. Jasmine S. says:

    I KNEW we were soul sisters! We got married in Nov 2014 and I still haven’t changed my name (except on social media…where it counts. Obvi.). I keep putting it off!

    Also, you’ve changed my life with swoodles. I didn’t even know such a thing existed!


    • Rachel says:

      Hahahahaha SERIOUSLY?! This name change business is the absolute pits. I think I’m almostttttt done, but I feel like I’ll never be caught up. Oh, & we got married in Oct. of 2014 (freaky!!!!!)

      You can noodle just about anything these days!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. choosejoy says:

    The people who run the nearest BMV here seem to try their hardest to make your experience like hell. I dread going there. I have yet to go there without running into some type of roadblock that keeps me from finishing my business. Glad you had a good experience though haha


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