Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Perfect Pasta Start for 2012

It's a new year, a fresh start and I don't really want to use the word "Resolution", because that implies I will be falling off the wagon as is my usual way with resolutions and why I don't make them anymore.  But I do want to  eat healthy (not that we didn't strive for that before the holidays)  and I really want to use up all those gorgeous veg and meats and other glorious local things I buy at the farmers market (somehow I had - notice the past tense... because I am trying not to...  throw out foods kept too long).

So far, so good.. true, it's only January 4th, but tonight's pasta is healthy... whole wheat rotini and roasted cauliflower, plus some roasted beets I bought at the market last week... not to mention the stale whole wheat baguette I turned into beautiful croutons and breadcrumbs.

And ... please... a round of applause for us total carnivores who are attempting to eat meat less often.  Tonight's dinner is vegetarian, although one could add some grilled shrimp or chicken to it.  Totally unnecessary though.  It's perfect as is.

Served with a Romaine Lettuce Salad with a spicy, garlicy vinaigrette and it's a quick, healthy end to any day.

So how does pasta fit in with your New Year's Resolutions?   Hope you can join in this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup.  If you have a pasta post to share, just mention and link to Presto Pasta Night and Once Upon a Feast and send me your URL.   Email to  ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday night... that's tomorrow, so you still have some time to share.


Joanne said...

Yay for eating more vegetarian meals! I could never give up pasta as a resolution...especially not when you can just throw veggies in it and call it a healthy meal!

Velva said...

I try not to make too many resolutions myself. My resolutions on Jan 1 were no different than on June 1 (smile).

The whole wheat pasta dish looks delicious.

Happy New Year to you.