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Penne with mushrooms and asparagus. 11/23/20

I realize that my menu said we were having orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms but John saw some good looking asparagus at the store so we changed directions. Penne is a great look-alike when paired with asparagus cut on the … Continue reading

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Vegan pasta with vegetables. 11/18/20

Looking for a way to make your dinners more plant-based? Pasta is an excellent start. John and I frequently have pasta plus. Plus? Plus broccolini, plus asparagus, plus almost anything from the plant kingdom! Tonight’s dinner was whole grain penne … Continue reading

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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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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 10/14/20

On Wednesday we were supposed to have chicken but we forgot to put the chicken in its sous vide bath so we opted for pasta. I salted the zucchini and let it sit for a half an hour to lose … 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 whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccolini. 7/22/20

I really enjoy eating a big bowl of pasta but my healthy eating plan wants me to eat fewer carbs. What to do? First, select a whole grain pasta and second, make a sauce which is loaded with vegetables – … Continue reading

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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 6/16/20

The secret to this dish is to salt and drain the zucchini before cooking. The zucchini remain much more firm and are seasoned well. Also adding a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts gives a buttery flavor. Penne with zucchini and … 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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Meatless Monday: Asparagus and Penne. 3/26/19

Eating asparagus always tastes like springtime. I am old enough to remember when  asparagus was only available for a few weeks and during that time it seemed like asparagus was omnipresent in every meal. Now, of course, we can eat … Continue reading

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Vegan penne and asparagus 10/17/18

We try to prepare one or two vegan or vegetarian meals a week. Penne with asparagus is one of our favorites. You could do this with any vegetable, really, but the shape of the cut asparagus mimics the shape of … Continue reading

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