January 17, 2011

Pesto Whole Wheat Elbo Pasta & Multi-Grain Toasts

I've been craving for some pasta for awhile now. I didn't have much to work with in the fridge, but some chard, fresh organic carrots and a few veggies I picked up at the Farmers Market. I decided to make a Pesto Elbo pasta with the chard and organic carrots. To compliment the Pasta, I made some Multi-Grain toasts. This was the turn out! :)

Whole Wheat Elbo Pasta
Organic Chard
Organic Baby Carrots
Vegan Parmesan Cheese (Galaxy brand)
Pesto: Basil, Canola Oil, Parmesan Cheese, Walnuts (if allergic to nuts, you can leave this ingredient out), Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt & Pepper (Blend to make sauce) or you can buy a store bought Pesto Sauce (already made)

Boil Elbo Pasta til' Al Dente
Drain pasta, then put back in pot and cook with desired olive oil
Add Chard & Carrots
Stir in Pesto sauce
Season to taste (any of your favorite spices)
Top with parmesan cheese

Multi-Grain Toasts:
Bon Breads Multi-Grain bread (Fresh52 Farmers Market) Or ANY BREAD
Organic Vegan butter
Fresh ground pepper
Garlic powder
Sea salt
Lemon blend (Bloomin' Desert Herb Farm)
Shredded Parmesan

Butter Bread
Add seasonings and top with parmesan
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes (depending on how crispy you want them)