Extreme Recipes

After exercise, the second most favorite activity of the Extreme Physiology crew is eating. Dinner prep is a group effort and a community building exercise. Posted below are the recipes that have risen to the top as favorites.

Penne with Vodka Sauce

Penne with Vodka Sauce

  • 1 lb. penne
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp.  crushed red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/4 lb. prosciutto, thin slices cut into ~1″ square pieces
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, including the puree
  • 16 oz can petite chopped tomatoes
  • sea salt, to taste (start with 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, or equiv. amount of dried parsley
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Bring a large pot of water for the pasta to a high boil; add salt (~ tsp) and veg. oil (~tblsp) .

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Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta with Pine Nuts and Sun-dried Tomatoes


  • 3/4 lb. Farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Olive oil (EVOO)
  • 8 large cloves of garlic, sliced (not too thinly)
  • 2-3 cups broccoli, cut into about 1″ cube sizes
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz by weight) pine nuts; toasted under broiler
  • 10-12 whole sun-dried tomatoes, sliced into strips (~ 1 cup)
  • 1 lb. med-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

OK, so first of all, the amounts are approximate; you’re making dinner, not baking a cake, so experiment and take a risk. Too ... Read more