Tag Archives: asparagus

Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 10/29/20

This is one of our favorite pasta meals. We actually prefer the heartier flavor of the whole grain penne. The asparagus is from Peru where it is springtime. We have also been getting some tasty blueberries from Peru lately. I … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with mushrooms, asparagus, and pine nuts (vegan). 9/3/20

This pasta is fast to make and delicious to eat! While your water is heating up and the pasta is cooking you can complete the sauce. I did the sauté-ing in steps but you can totally do it all at … Continue reading

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Vegan/vegetarian rotini and asparagus. 5/8/20

I usually make this pasta dish with penne because it mimics more closely the look of the asparagus. But when I went to the store in search of whole grain penne there was none to be found. In fact about … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with asparagus. 4/16/20

We had penne with asparagus for dinner on Thursday and, boy, was it good! Here is a tip to make preparation super easy. While your salted pasta water is coming up to a boil, snap the ends off the asparagus … Continue reading

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Shrimp scampi with corn and asparagus succotash. 7/7/19

John did a great job cooking the shrimp. It came out rosy pink with that snap as you bite into them and then the slightly toothsome inside. We decided to double the sauce because we were putting the shrimp scampi … Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and asparagus. 7/3/19

We have a habit of having a glass of wine and an hors d’oeuvre before dinner. It seems a nice civilized routine. Wednesday’s offering was crackers with a smear of butter and a slice of radish. I don’t know that … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmesan. 5/3/19

While I was eating the chicken Parmesan I was thinking, “Why don’t we eat this more often? It is so good!” John split the breasts in half longitudinally so that we each had two thinner pieces. He sautéed them in … Continue reading

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Vegan springtime pasta. 4/29/19

What shouts Spring more than asparagus?! I bought a few too many spears for our holiday dinner on Saturday so I used them in my Meatless Monday dinner, Penne with Asparagus. I cut the asparagus to mimic the shape of … Continue reading

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Holiday dinner. 4/27/19

Our belated family Passover dinner was a big success culinarily. It was less of a success family-wise because both grandkids and their mom were sick and could not come. So that was a real letdown.  Feel better soon! But since … Continue reading

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Spring menu. 4/19/19

If I had remembered to take a picture of our dinner last night it would have looked something like this. The difference is that John sous vide two racks of lamb instead of boneless leg of lamb. He set the … Continue reading

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