Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma

This week, Captain Create was gifted an eggplant from a neighbor’s garden. What in the world do you do with an eggplant?! The Italians have lots of great ideas, because eggplants grow really well there. From grilled slices, to layers in lasagna, to crispy fritters, eggplant is part of Italian summer cuisine almost as muchContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma”

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring is officially here! Lots of new vegetables are starting to grow and one of the easiest to eat is asparagus! Its crunchy and green tasting when its raw, like fresh peas, and cooks quickly on the grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you canContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad”

Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy

Pasta has been around for so long that nobody really knows when it started; its been recorded in history as far back as the Ancient Greek diets, as well as recorded in China for centuries before that. It can be made with any number of starchy plants like flour, rice, barley, and buckwheat. Italians makeContinue reading “Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy”

Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and in the USA, that means GREEN THINGS ALL DAY! Today’s easy pasta recipe is bright green, full of flavor, and quick to make! You can use any shape of pasta, whether its a fun shape or a long noodle, and you can add in any and all veggies you’dContinue reading “Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta”

Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!

Peas are a spring fruit (yes! a fruit!) that add a bright green flavor and lots of nutrients to any dish they are in. They’re easy to grow and you can pick a whole lot in a hurry. How much is in a peck though?! A peck of peas is 31 cups! Many children (andContinue reading “Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!”

Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo

Raise your hand if you like Alfredo pasta! Did you know you can make your own Alfredo using butternut squash? This may seem a little strange, but trust me – it’s delicious! We’ll need whole-wheat noodles, butternut squash, broccoli, milk, parmesan cheese, olive oil, flour, garlic, and nutmeg. Next, follow the step-by-step instructions below! StepContinue reading “Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo”

Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti

Raise your hand if you like spaghetti! Raise your hand again if you like pizza! If you have both hands up, you’re guaranteed to love this Baked Spaghetti. All you need are four ingredients: whole-wheat noodles, tomato sauce, cheese, and your choice of vegetable! Mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, or green peppers are great options. We usedContinue reading “Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti”

Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Did you know frozen fruits and vegetables are just as healthy as fresh fruits and vegetables? They can taste just as good too! Freezing fruits and vegetables allows you to enjoy fresh produce all year long, even when they aren’t in season. It’s smart to save excess produce from the farmers market, garden, or storeContinue reading “Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta”