Friday, June 19, 2009

An ode to Spring

I think the weather is confused. It has certainly felt like spring around here, even though the first day of summer is right around the corner. This dish seems to fit, chock full of spring veggies. I followed this recipe for Pasta Primavera. Well, "followed" as I normally do, subbing this and that :) It started at the grocery store... I happened upon a package of "fresh" pasta for 99cents (on sale, plus a $2 coupon). Old habits die hard, and I couldn't resist. The catch? It needed to be cooked by the next day. I already asparagus, criminis, a yellow pepper, peas, spinach in my kitchen, so pasta primavera it was. I'm sure fresh peas would also be great if you have them. This was a fantastic veggie-packed delight, that also reheated well for lunch!

Pasta Primavera

Anyone else catch Cook Yourself Thin (where this recipe came from)? Reminds me of a British version of Ellie Krieger's show in it's cooking philosophy. I'd say this one's a hit, we'll have to see how some of the others fare!

24 comments:

Erica said...

This is such a pretty dish! I love all of your meals- just gorgeous

VeggieGirl said...

That 'cooking yourself thin' show is a guilty pleasure - I love the hosts' personalities!! :-D

Lovely dish, as always.

Katrina said...

I have a "No-Cream Pasta Primavera" I make with roasted veggies that is basically one of my favorite recipes EVER! There is nothing like a bowl of veggies! Scrumptious!

We Are Not Martha said...

Seriously! What is with all this Spring rain?? I'm a huge fan of Pasta Primavera and yours looks fabulous!!

Sues

Elra said...

i know what you mean, same here in CA. It's cloudy and windy right now. I think I am going to need this kind of supper too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This dish is very colorful.I bet this taste wonderful..

5 Star Foodie said...

I hope we get some nice summer weather soon! The pasta primavera looks excellent with all those yummy veggies!

Pam said...

I am loving all the veggies you used - this looks like a terrific dinner.

Bec said...

I love the veggie pasta combo, it looks so good!

Adam said...

Hey when you find sales like that, they are telling your something. BUY IT :)

Summer is and has been creeping up for a while, but I think we can make an exception with the asparagus :)

Esi said...

Sounds great. I still think of it as spring even though summer starts TONIGHT!

Kerstin said...

Nice deal on the fresh pasta! I love all the veggies you stuffed in the dish, it looks so good!

Joanne said...

I've never seen the show, but you can't go wrong with pasta primavera. I've never really loved Ellie Krieger's recipes...usually too bland and need a lot of doctoring. But as you said, they are good for jumping off points. Love the colorful dish and what is WITH the weather?!?!?

burpandslurp said...

Love the lovely colors in that dish! I really DO think the weather is confused...it's kinda chilly sometimes! But if that means getting to enjoy this spring pasta dish, I don't mind at all!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I never tire of pasta primavera, and this looks wonderful! PS-I'm so happy you enjoyed the cherry and rhubarb chutney!

Brandi said...

i love ellie krieger, but I've never seen this "cook yourself thin" show.

the pasta looks great!

Jess said...

I love a good pasta primavera. Very refreshing.

I haven't seen that show, but I love The Next Food Network Star. My new addiction.

Annie said...

That looks amazing... I love pasta primavera.
P.s. maybe if we sing rain rain go away together it might work!

Emily said...

Lovely! Looks delicious and healthy.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

this looks so pretty and sounds so delicious! :)

NoMeatAthlete said...

Do you ever make your own fresh pasta? It's really not very hard, you just need a pasta roller. But I love knowing exactly what goes into my food, not to mention it's delicious and cheap!

Maria said...

SO colorful and so delicious!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

such a bright dish!

Sagan said...

Sometimes it's kinda nice to buy things that need to be used up right away... it forces me to cook something :D

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