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October 25 – World Pasta Day


Today is World Pasta Day!

A day dedicated to highlighting the nutritional and culinary advantages of pasta. This special day began in Rome in 1995 and is recognized around the world.

I LOVE pasta and don’t need a special day for it. I eat it at least 6 times a month, most of us don’t need a special day we just slurp it up, yummy.

Pasta is popular worldwide for Italian dishes, not to mention VERY economical when you’re on a tight budget. I’ve used it for various dishes I’ve made like cold pasta salads, various hot pasta meals, Halloween pasta dinners, you get the picture.

Just had to add one more recipe. I used to eat this a lot for breakfast, I know it says dinner but ya know, when we had leftover angel hair pasta. It’s very inexpensive to make, especially if you can get the ingredients on sale. If I made it now I would have to manipulate it to bring the sodium content down under 300. I’d probably delete the milk and used water or soy milk.

There are so many wonderful and healthy dishes you can make with pasta. It’s only left up to your imagination. So make a BIG bowl to share with someone and cozy up on the couch and watch a movie. 🙂

If you’d like post your favorite pasta dish with a recipe in the comments section.

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National Soyfood Month

Today starts National Soyfood Month.

As I mentioned a couple days ago I will post a recipe each day that contains some sort of soy.

This could be a breakfast, lunch , dinner or an appetizer.

With that said please enjoy the first recipe for the month, Soy and Spinach Artichoke Dip

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National Ravioli Day

Traditionally ravioli is pasta stuffed with a variety of cheeses. Besides cheese, ravioli is often stuffed with beef, veal, crab, eggplant, sausage and spinach. Seasoning used on ravioli includes garlic, basil pesto, breadcrumbs and black pepper and are served with butter or olive oil, sauce or in soups.

The first mention of ravioli was in the 14th century. It’s noted that Francesco di Marco was the first person to write about ravioli in his personal letters.

Since it’s the first day of spring and there are still some really gorgeous looking squashes in the grocery stores this is the perfect time to impress your family and friends with an extremely tasty and inexpensive dinner tonight, made with a very simple brown butter sauce.

Serve with garlic toast rubbed with a fresh clove of garlic after toasting some fresh, crusty Italian bread and there you go – a beautiful, delectable treat in a tiny pocket for dinner.

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