Whole Wheat Pasta with Roasted Asparagus

I love finding easy and simple recipes from different books, websites etc.. When I saw this one for roasted asparagus I had to give it a try. I just love vegetables but asparagus is not one of my favorite vegetables, so I was curious to see how this would come out, and wow it was delicious!!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 1 (4-ounce) container crumbled goat cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Add pasta to a large pot of boiling water and cook for about 10-12 minutes until al dente. Drain in a strainer and let cool.
  • Slice asparagus at an angle into 1/2-inch pieces. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast for 10-15 minutes, until slightly tender. Remove and let cool.

  • In a small bowl, combine shallot, garlic, mustard, lemon zest (very little), lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Whisk in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add chives at the end.

  • In another bowl, add pasta and roasted asparagus mix together. Then drizzle with dressing and toss. Add the crumbled goat cheese, toss, and serve.

I hope you guys give this recipe a try. Let me know what you think 🙂

Love Your Body

Live a Healthy Life….


Vegetable Whole Wheat Pizza

Well in case you didn’t know pizza is one of my favorite things to eat once in a while, but as always I try and take some of my favorite meals and make them healthier.

This is an easy and simple recipe to do.
INGREDIENTS:

1.Ready made whole wheat pizza dough
2. 4-5 Portabella mushrooms (sliced)
3. 1 medium tomatoes (sliced)
4. 2 slices of pineapple (sliced)
5. 1/2 medium size orange sweet peppers (sliced)
6. 1/2 medium size yellow sweet peppers (sliced)
7. 1/2 small red onions (sliced)
8. 1/4 cup tomato sauce or organic pasta sauce
9. 1/2 cup of low fat cheese
10. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional)

In a large baking dish or a pizza pan place olive oil so pizza don’t stick. If you’re using a non stick baking pan/dish you don’t have to use oil.
Flatten out pizza dough in a circle on baking pan/dish etc and then place tomato sauce and spread all over. Next place all vegetable ingredients onto pizza dough. Top it off with cheese.

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Before placing pizza in oven make sure that oven was pre heated at 350-400 degrees F for about 10 mins..
Place pizza in oven and bake for about 35-45 mins.

When done take out of oven..cool for a few mins and then serve and enjoy…

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MY GREEN DRINK!

This recipe is simple, easy, and delicious. Well I wont lie to you, it takes some time to get use to it. Within the first 3-4 tries you’ll be use to it. I add whatever I have in my fridge at the time to make my green drink which I try and drink 3-4 times a week, sometimes everyday in the morning as my breakfast.

This drink provides you with vitamins A, K, C, potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, loads of fiber, protein, healthy carbs and fats etc. Plus all these vegetables and fruits helps with lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, also lowering your risk of diabetes, certain cancers etc.

INGREDIENTS:

Handful of Kale

3 leaves of Romaine Lettuce

Handful of Spinach

1/2 of Cucumber

4 Strawberries

1/2 an Apple

2 Tbsp of Ground Flaxseed

2 Tbsp of Hemp Protein powder (vanilla flavor)

Handful of Pineapple or Medium slice

2 stalks of Celery

1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

Ice and 1 1/2 cup water

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend and serve.

Servings for 2

You can also add whatever else you want to this drink or even take out some stuff. Some other alternatives are fresh ginger, collard greens, garlic, wheat grass, swiss chard, fennel, carrots etc… Mix it up and see what combination tastes best to you and enjoy.

Vegetable Stir Fry

Most people dont like the taste of vegetables and or not sure how to cook it but I can assure you that this recipe will change your mind. Hope you guys give it a try and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Small Cauliflower
1/2 Bundle of Kale
8oz pre sliced or 6-10 Baby Portabella Mushroom
1/2 Red Bell Peppers
1/2 Orange Bell Peppers
1/2 Yellow Zucchini
1/2 Green Zucchini
1/2 Yellow Sweet Onion
3 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)
1/2 Bundle Asparagus
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon EVOO(extra virgin olive oil)
Mrs Dash and Black Pepper to taste

Get Wok hot on stove, medium high heat. Add olive oil, garlic and onions to wok. Stir around for about 1 minute. Make sure that vegetables are washed and chopped before adding to Wok. Add kale, cauliflower, zucchini and asparagus to wok. Cook for about 3-5 minutes and then add remaining vegetables. After a few minutes add Worcestershire sauce, Mrs Dash and black pepper to taste.

When done serve and eat alone or vegetable stir fry can be eaten with quinoa, organic brown rice etc…

Enjoy..

Elesha

Five(5) Of My Favorite Dark Green Leafy Vegetables..

Dark green leafy vegetables are high in fiber and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. The darker the vegetable the more nutrients they contain.
Some research even says that the carotenoids in the dark green leafy vegetables prevents certain cancers. They are also great for a healthy heart and help with skin and aging. Which sounds pretty good to me.
You can eat the vegetables raw(uncooked), my favorite way to have them or you can cook it. Sometimes a little olive oil, onion, garlic, some black pepper and mrs Dash in a wok, sautéed is all that’s needed, served and eaten alone. I’ve even sautéed it with baby mushroom and tomatoes and eaten with eggs…DELISH!!

 

 

Romaine Lettuce:
Romaine is properly one of the most common dark green leafy vegetables eaten out there, especially in salads and on sandwiches. They contain vitamins A, C, K, beta-carotene and folate.
Romaine lettuce is good for a healthy heart, it contains potassium which helps with lowering cholesterol, plus its also great for digestion.

 

 

Spinach:
Spinach is low in calories and high in vitamins A, K, B2 and C, plus is also contains iron and calcium. The list is endless.
Having it on pizza is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach along with portabella mushrooms and low fat mozzarella cheese….besides eating it in salads or with my breakfast. Spinach is also a main ingredient when making green smoothies.

 

 

Kale:
It has a slight bitter taste to it but Kale has cancer fighting properties and it’s great for lowering cholesterol. Kale is high in vitamin A, C, potassium, fiber and folic acid.
Some even refer to it as a SuperFood.
It’s great when eaten in salads or sautéed with evoo, onion and garlic.

 

 

Arugula:
Arugula is a small leafy green vegetable that has cancer fighting properties and its packed with vitamins A, C, K and contains iron and calcium as well as potassium. It had a lil spicy taste to it, but nothing over whelming that you can enjoy it. Adding it to salads is one of the ways I mainly eat arugula.

 

 

Broccoli:
Broccoli oh broccoli how do I love you so. Can you tell that I love me some broccoli :-). I eat it on a weekly basis and I enjoy it with a lil evoo, and garlic toss in a wok. I don’t over cook the broccoli, I enjoy it crunchy.
It contains vitamins like A, C, K as well as folate, potassium and calcium and high in fiber.
Broccoli helps with fighting high blood pressure, cholesterol, and osteoporosis. Which sounds perfect to me.

Include dark green leafy vegetables into your daily eating regime. You can have it raw(uncooked)..in sandwiches, salads, even in your smoothies. Cook it and add it to pizzas, eggs, pasta dishes etc…the options are endless and the benefits tremendous.

Enjoy…

Elesha