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Monday, March 14, 2016

Sustainable Eating - Means Branching Out

Changing one's eating habits is not easy. You need a diet that you can't "break" - one that's flexible enough to adapt to new changes.

Try a fruit or vegetable that you did not think you liked when it's in season or at its peak. I have seen people converted to foods from zucchini to asparagus just by tasting them freshly picked and simply prepared.

Pasta with Asparagus - Fettuccine con Asparagi

1 lb. thin asparagus
2 cloves of garlic chopped
4 ripe tomatoes or 1 can plum tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil for sauce
1/4 cup of olive oil to saute' asparagus
Salt and pepper
1/2 lb. fettuccine pasta

Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.  Throw away hard ends.
In a pan add 1/4 cup olive oil, add cut asparagus, salt and pepper and saute' for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.
In a medium pot, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and chopped garlic. When garlic is golden, add tomatoes and simmer for approximately 15 minutes, add the asparagus, and simmer few more minutes.  Adjust salt and pepper.
In the meantime, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta and drain. Pour sauce with asparagus over pasta and serve.

Asparagus are not limited to fettuccine.  We also love them with rigatoni.