Body Ecology Diet, broccoli, buckwheat, Candida, gluten free, pasta, Ulcerative Colitis, vegan, Wisconsin, zucchini
A wise frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” Kermie, how right you are.
Sometimes, green food is less than pretty. Not all green food — pesto and green smoothies can be vibrant, emerald-green and beautiful! But sometimes, the color leaves a bit to be desired.
That’s the story with tonight’s pasta…it’s not going to win any beauty pageants any time soon, but it sure was tasty! Kermit’s Green Pasta is buckwheat noodles and broccoli, tossed with a delicious zucchini sauce!
Here’s what you need: (serves 1 or 2)
1 stalk of broccoli, broken into florets and steamed
1 serving buckwheat pasta
1 zucchini, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves
1/2 – 3/4 tsp dried basil and oregano
1/2 – 3/4 cup vegetable stock
salt and pepper
reserved pasta water
Steam your broccoli for about 4 minutes until crisp – tender and bright green. Shock with cold water and set aside. Saute your onions in 1 tsp EVOO, salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Let it soften for about 3 minutes, and then add your zucchini. Let it cook for about 6 minutes, until it begins to soften. Then stir in your garlic. Let it cook for a minute, and then stir in your veg stock. Take off the heat and let cool for 2 minutes, before adding it to the food processor. Whirl it until it becomes a smooth and creamy sauce.
Before serving, toss the cooked pasta with the broccoli, your sauce, and about 1/2 cup of your pasta water. Delicious!
With this Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology pasta, I served wild, ocean-caught flounder from Lobsta Bakes. I baked it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes in 1 tsp EVOO, salt, pepper, chili powder and paprika.
This meal was delicious! Despite its humble exterior, it was still wonderfully flavorful! We were on the boat all afternoon in the chilly wind, and by the time we got inside, we were ready for some comfort food! This definitely hit the spot. The broccoli had nice a crisp – tender bite, while the sauce was creamy and luxurious! MMM!!
Well, May has come to an end. And with the arrival of each new month, I like to reflect on my healing journey from my Ulcerative Colitis flare and Candida thus far. I am still not 100% over my flare…but with each day comes new hope and determination to heal completely. Thank you all for your support though this journey!