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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Here we have another one-pan dinner. I guess it is perfect timing since the back-to-school rush is upon us. All of my kids LOVE LOVE arugula. It is a staple in our fridge. I was so happy to find this recipe. I knew it would be an instant hit around here. If you do not want to use spicy sausage, parsley and cheese sausage is amazing too. We all like it both ways. And it is soo easy. Let me know what you think! Bon Appetit!!


• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1/2 onion, diced

• salt to taste

• 8 ounces spicy Italian sausages, casings removed

• 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided, or as needed

• 1 1/4 cups orecchiette pasta, or more to taste

• 1/2 cup roughly chopped arugula, or to taste•

1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat, then add the onion. Cook and stir the onion with a pinch of salt until the onion is soft and golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the sausage into onions; cook and stir until the sausage is broken up and browned, 5 to 7 minutes.

Pour 1 1/2 cups chicken broth into the sausage mixture and bring it to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the orecchiette pasta. Cook and stir the pasta in the hot broth, adding the remaining broth when liquid is absorbed until pasta is cooked through and most of the broth is absorbed about 15 minutes.Step 3

Stir the arugula into the pasta-sausage mixture until the arugula wilts. Ladle the pasta into bowls and sprinkle it with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

How to Build a Timeless Capsule Wardrobe

If you find it difficult to decide what to wear when you wake up in the morning, you’re not alone. Even if you have a wardrobe bursting with lots of amazing clothes, it’s easy to find yourself wearing the exact same outfits day in day out or standing in your underwear feeling angry and upset that you can’t find an outfit that you like the look of. 

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If this sounds like you, now might be the time to learn how to create a timeless capsule wardrobe that you love. A capsule wardrobe is a restricted number of interchangeable clothing items that always remain in fashion. Here are some of our top tips to help you create your capsule wardrobe:

  1. Empty Out Your Wardrobe

The first step to creating a timeless capsule wardrobe is to empty all of the clothes and accessories out of your wardrobe. Once you’ve done this, you will need to spread them out around the room. Not only will this allow you to clearly see what clothes you’ve got, but it will also make you realise how many clothes you own and how much money you spend on clothes that you don’t wear.

2. Narrow Your Selection

Once you can see all of the clothes you’ve got, you then need to ask yourself these questions for each item of clothing:

  • Do you like it?
  • Have you worn it recently?
  • Are you likely to wear it again?

If you answer “no” to any of these questions, it’s time to let go and move these items into a no longer wanted pile. You can then choose to donate your old clothes to a charity, sell them, or bin the clothes in this pile.

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3. Plan Your Capsule Wardrobe

In order to create a capsule wardrobe, you first need to make a plan. Start by making a list of all of the pieces of clothing you already have. You then need to make a list of all of the categories of clothing that you need, such as dresses, blouses, jeans, t-shirts, and blazers. Once you’ve done this, you will be able to see what items of clothing you are missing from your wardrobe.

Remember, the goal of a capsule wardrobe is to own around 35-50 items of clothing. This includes accessories such as shoes, bags, and scarves. However, you don’t need to include underwear, workwear, or sleepwear in this.

4. Refill Your Wardrobe

Even though the idea of a capsule wardrobe is to reduce the number of clothes you own, there’s a good chance you will need to purchase a few staple pieces in order to have a complete capsule wardrobe. 

When purchasing new items for your capsule wardrobe, it’s a good idea to choose high-quality items that match the rest of your wardrobe. You can find lots of high-quality timeless pieces of clothing at Luella. Luella is a retail brand that specializes in unique collections, combining the highest quality products with accessible prices. All of their clothing is easy to care for, wonderfully durable, and made to last. 

5. Enjoy

Once you’ve restocked your wardrobe, you’re ready to enjoy it. There are lots of advantages to creating a capsule wardrobe: not only will your closet be full of clothes that make you feel good and happy, but by creating a capsule wardrobe, you’ll be helping to save the environment, and your budget at the same time

Creating a capsule wardrobe is a brilliant idea. Not only does it allow you to simplify your closet, but it’s also great for the environment. If you like the idea of creating a timeless capsule wardrobe, make sure you follow our advice above.