the folks at Atlanta & Company today! Did you know that pasta is one of the
world’s most favorite foods? Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini –
there are OVER 600 known pasta shapes. Why? It’s delicious, it’s
nutritious, with only about 100 calories per serving (1/2 cup) especially when
it eaten along with lots of yummy veggies.
course, or side dish.
thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia
in 2000 BC made noodles with millet. Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or
fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy
alone. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina
flour and water.
typical Italian eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year. In comparison,
Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!
Wheat Penne Pasta
sauté pan and cook the onion over medium heat until transparent. Add the wine
and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, oregano and a healthy sprinkle of
salt and pepper, cook over medium heat for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the sauce
thickens. Stir in the herbs.
the shrimp in the bottom of an ovenproof casserole dish and top with the sauce.
Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the shrimp is
just cooked through.
prepare the whole wheat penne. When the shrimp is done, top the penne with the
sauce, shrimp and feta.
time to make the sauce? Use your favorite purchased sauce and pick up the
recipe on Step Two.
Cheese Tortellini (al dente)
leaves and grape tomatoes on bamboo skewers. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and
Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
TB Balsamic Vinegar (or any vinegar or lemon juice)
Tsp Dijon Mustard
Tsp Honey (optional)
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste
(or combination of the two)
chestnuts, and scallions in a large salad bowl. Beginning with half of the
dressing, toss the salad, adding more dressing as desired. Top the salad with
the cashews and sesame seeds.
the ingredients to a jar and shake to combine.
salad in a more authentic Asian style, try using any kind of thin noodles from
the international aisle. Udon or fresh Chinese noodles are a great
substitution, or if you’re looking to make the salad gluten-free, you can use