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ZOOM with a BOOM! Friday, April 9th @ 10:30 am: Pastalicious!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Dear Readers:

Last week I purchased a boom to attach to my webcam, so when I have my ZOOM cooking class on Friday, April 9th @ 10:30 am, the view should be easier to see what I am doing. In the meantime, here is another recipe I will either make or talk about.

ZOOM with a BOOM LINK

Join “Pastalicious” Zoom Meeting on Friday, April 9 at 10:30 am (est)

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Rice or Lentil Pasta with Roasted Veggies

 Utensils: Large pot for pasta, cutting board and knife, cookie sheet, strainer, spatula

Prep. Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Cooking Time: Pasta (9-12 minutes) Roasted veggies (10-15 min.)

Ingredients

Org. Rice or Org. Lentil Pasta (2-3 ounces, about ½ cup)

2-3 cups raw veggies for roasting (any or all, organic)

Leek or onion, sliced

Zucchini or yellow squash, chopped into chunks

Asparagus or green beans

Cauliflower (cut into small pieces)

Mushrooms

(Any other veggies of your choice)

Spray oil (avocado or other of your choice)

Za’atar or herbs of your choice

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with water and when it comes to a boil, add the pasta.
  2. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare veggies as noted above Place on a cookie sheet (Feel free to use parchment paper.)
  3. Roast for at least 10 minutes, turning once or twice. Continue to roast to desired crispiness. (I like my veggies really crisp.)
  4. Drain pasta and toss with roasted veggies, adding some olive oil in a jar or spray can. Add herbs and serve hot.

Note: These two pastas do not taste well cold, so reheat if you have leftovers.

I will also be talking about Earth Day Every Day, and one way to celebrate is to grow a garden, even a patio garden, or a mini-garden on your windowsill. Here is my micro-greens garden. It contains sunflower greens, fenugreek greens, lentil greens, and possibly buckwheat greens, if they come up by Friday.

 

April: Earth Day Every Day

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

This month, most of my postings will be related to Earth Day issues, including climate change, eating lower on the food chain, and in general, information on our environment and how we can clean up planet earth.

I will be posting more “Back to the Future” items that you can use in your home that are considered ecological. I will also be posting a book called Unsafe at Any Meal because I forgot that March was National Nutrition Month, and I think eating healthy foods (ex. organic produce) that are free of pesticides is one way
to clean up our environment.

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On Friday, April 9th I will be doing a ZOOM cooking class entitled Pastalicious and will refer to the above book concerning wheat products.  (I also will review it in a few days.) Here is the link, which I will publish again before the class:

Join “Pastalicious” Zoom Meeting on Friday, April 9 at 10:30 am (est)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89407280194Meeting ID: 894 0728 0194
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,89407280194# US (New York)
+13017158592,,89407280194# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 894 0728 0194
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ktC4yXNf4
I will be posting some of the recipes from the class as well as one or two from last month’s class on Land & Sea Vegetables.
I also hope to post information on some of the organizations that are working to save our planet, such as Green Peace and Sierra Club.

April will be a busy month because I plan to post something everyday about Earth Day, which has actually become Earth Month, at last on my 15-year old website. Stay safe!