May 19-25 is National Vegetarian Month in the UK and Abby of Eat the Right Stuff wants us all to join in the fun with her Vegetables, Beautiful Vegetables even. How could I refuse?
Okay, those of you who know me, do know that I'm a card carrying member of the Carnivore Club. That said, even I have at least one vegetarian meal every week. Stop laughing...it's a start!
My choice...Mushrooms, Herbs & Baby Beet Green Pasta...
First, because it's delicious - earthy, chewy mushrooms (chewiness factor is critical to a carnivore), fresh thyme (whatever your favorite herb or any variation brings the pasta to life), and baby beet greens are awesome! I bought some at the farmer's market, last week and really wanted to make sure I used them before they went bad. They just give a hint of beets and a tiny, cute bit of fuchsia stain to the pasta.
Second...because it's easy...even for a sicky like me. The "sauce" is quickly sauteed while the pasta is cooking. No excuses for not eating a really healthful meal (is that too many negatives in a sentence?...hmm)
Third...it's also another pasta dish so perfect for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.
So all you carnivores out there...I challenge you to join in the Vegetables, Beautiful Vegetables Event.