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Asparagus and Pasta

Yes we have made it to April! Spring is here and with it come so many wonderful fruits and vegetables.

Asparagus is in season from February to June, with all the different varieties to choose from. This dish is a great fast and fun way to try a few new varieties that maybe you have not had before.

Have fun with this dish add more or less of each ingredient in this recipe depending on your taste.

5 Tablespoon of olive oil

5 Cloves of garlic

1-2 lb. of Asparagus washed  and sliced in large bite sized pieces

1 Tablespoon of lemon  juice and zest

1/2 cup pine nuts

8 oz. of pasta your choice but save a 1/4 cup of the pasta water to use after pasta is cooked

Salt and Pepper to taste

Bring a pot of water to boil, add your pasta and cook according to package instruction but al dente is always best. While pasta is cooking put your olive oil, garlic, asparagus in a pan then sauté for about 8 minutes, you want the asparagus just tender not over cooked then add remaining ingredients to pan to sauté for a few more minutes. The amount of total cook time should be around 10 minutes.

When your pasta is done use your saved 1/4 cup of pasta water add it to your sautéed asparagus mixture, then add your cooked pasta. To complete this dish just top with parmesan cheese and enjoy and fresh and easy meal.

 

 

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Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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