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 much… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Pasta alla Norma
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 can… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus Pasta Salad
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 make… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Plates: Making pasta in Italy
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'd… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Spinach Pesto Pasta
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 (and… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Pick a Peck of Peas!
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! Step… Continue reading Tasty & Delicious // Butternut Squash Alfredo
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 used… Continue reading Bringing The Whole Family Together // Baked Spaghetti
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 store… Continue reading Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta