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Feb 24, 2009 08:47 AM

lent and pasta ideas???

thinking of lent...trying to come up with interesting spins on pasta...i have cauliflower, and would love to do something with it....any thoughts????

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  1. I make a simple alio e olio pasta with broccoli, but I think cauliflower would be delicious as well. First, steam your cauliflower florets and boil your pasta. In a skillet, heat vegetable oil ( I don't use oilive oil for this), saute minced garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Amounts will vary depending on amout of pasta. Add the cooked cauliflower and saute slightly. Then add your pasta directly from the cooking water so that you add some of the pasta water to the skillet. Toss and mix. Serve with parmesan.

    1. I have been making this Spinach Pesto recipe by Giada recipe for a few years to rave reviews. I have substitued Feta for the goat cheese and added pine nuts for some crunch when I add the parmesan cheese and toss.

        1. re: jules127

          sounds great...anything with gruyere cheese......yum

        2. pasta

          w/ zuke, or broc, or greens (collards or kale), or red, yellow & green bell peppers, or chayote or a combo of these

          topped with hummus

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          1. re: lgss

            Asian pasta (soba, sweet potato pasta, etc) with stir fry veggies.

          2. Roasted caulflower in a pasta with olive oil, red pepper flakes, anchovies, capers and lemon is something I like to do. I'm a fan of spicy, olive oil based pasta coatings. One of my favorites is sliced chilis, preserved lemon, garlic, capers, arugula, and parmesan.

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            1. re: Brunhilde

              sounds great... i was thinking along the lines of roasting the cauliflower....i also love arugula with all the above mentioned