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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Last Night's Dinner

Yesterday, I set out to make a quick, easy vegetarian dinner.  I often look to Real Simple Magazine for healthy, SIMPLE recipes.  I can honestly say that every meal I make from their magazine is a family favorite.

 Last night was no different.  I simply went to the Real Simple webpage,, typed in my meal preferences, and I came up with Linguini With Asparagus and Pine Nuts.  I already had all of the ingredients on hand, which made it even easier.  I decided to  add fresh sugar snap peas, and fresh mushrooms to ours. I love any excuse to pull out our wok, so I pulled it out, and cooked the veggies in it, and boiled the linguini in a separate pot.  I made a salad to accompany our meal, and everyone was pleased.  See pictures, and the recipe below.

Asparagus, Snap Peas, Mushrooms, and Sliced Garlic
This is after adding the Linguini, and shredded Parmesan


Linguine With Asparagus and Pine Nuts  Romulo Yanes

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 25m Total Time: 25m



  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta along with 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.
By Sara Quessenberry,  April 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 612
  • Fat  27g
  • Sat Fat  6g
  • Cholesterol  15mg
  • Sodium  867mg
  • Protein  25g
  • Carbohydrate  70g
  • Sugar  6g
  • Fiber  6g
  • Iron  6mg
  • Calcium  355mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

1 comment

  1. Great read Syretta!!! My son has been asking for grapefruit more often now but I wasnt sure if he would like them being that I dont so he burst my bubble and told me he has tried them and likes them a lot.


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