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Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach


Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach

Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach

one of those meals that’s healthy, quick, inexpensive, and easy to tweak by adding a little more of this and a little less of that. This recipe for Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach claims to be ready in 20 minutes flat. Full of everyday ingredients, vegetarian and it’s got a combo I love – portobello mushroom and Parmesan.. perfect to whip up midweek!

6 ounces dried farfalle (bow-tie pasta)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup sliced portobello or other fresh mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups thinly sliced fresh spinach
1 tsp. snipped fresh thyme
1/8 tps. pepper
2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta as normal and drain.
2. Heat oil in a large.
3.  Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until mushrooms are nearly tender.
4. Stir in spinach, thyme, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until heated through and spinach is slightly wilted.
5. Stir in cooked pasta; toss gently to mix. Sprinkle with cheese.

Photo: Better Homes and Gardens


Spinach/Cannellini Pasta

Not loving..

Spinach Cannellini Pasta

Spinach Cannellini Pasta

the lunch options in the Garment District these days, so I’ve started bringing my lunch. They’ve been consisting of a grain, protein (in the form of a bean) and veggies.  Interestingly enough, I’m not alone – Healthy. Happy. Life. recently posted a recipe using similar ingredients. I may swap the pasta out for brown rice or quinoa, either way, it looks pretty simple, delicious and I’m excited to try it!

Spinach/Cannellini Pasta Power Lunch
makes about 4-5 servings

12 oz. curly rainbow veggie pasta
3-4 cups frozen spinach, chopped
15 oz. can of cannellini beans, drained
3/4 cup pasta sauce or veggie puree
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
garnish: red pepper flakes

1. Boil salted water. Add pasta.
2. Two minutes before pasta is done, toss in the beans.
3. Drain water.
4. Fold in greens – toss well until heated/wilted.
5. Add in additional ingredients & garnish with red pepper flakes

Photo: Healthy. Happy. Life.