Friday, January 31, 2014

'Beeting' Monday Pasta

Today's post is courtesy of my weekend guest blogger, Zanne Willis!

I am obsessed with anything I can literally throw together in 20 minutes that has all sorts of flavor, and is filling after a long work day, and a run. I am not typically a pasta person. The hubby however....only kept a box of pasta and a jar of sauce in his apartment when I met him (how boring!). So, I have attempted to get some goodness (and good-for-you-ness) into every hubby pleasing pasta dish! Below is tonight's quick and delicious meal. Perfect for Meatless Monday (or any day!) 

"Beeting" Monday Pasta
Serves 4

1/2 lb brown rice pasta 
3 small par boiled beets (don't let them get mushy!)
2 cups arugula
3 tbsp olive or grape seed oil 
1/8 cup raw almonds
5 cloves garlic
1 small shallot 
Juice from 3 lemons
1/2 c white white 
1/4 c non-dairy milk
Salt/Pepper to taste 
Sprigs of parsley 
Sprigs of basil 

1. Boil water for pasta 
2. While water is boiling, sauté shallot, 2 garlic cloves and half of the almonds.
3. When browned, add lemon juice then wine. Allow to simmer and slightly reduce. 
4. Add all spices. 
5. Rinse pasta. 
6. Top with sauce, beets and arugula. 
7. Stir, serve and add almonds for extra crunch. 

Happy Eats,
Zanne and Christin

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