Hello my friends!
I realize that I’ve been missing for quite some time but it was a much needed time off. I took a few weeks to spend time with my loved ones. We took a vacation to California and Nevada to visit family and spend some much needed time away.
I know I’ve never mentioned how much I enjoy traveling, it’s my true passion. Kurt and I are quite lucky to be able to do it a few times a year. We work hard, we play hard and we enjoy every moment of it. I am equally enjoying taking our baby girl around the world. At just 7 she’s been to so many amazing places, beautiful corners of the earth, learning to appreciate it all. But her greatest take away is learning to appreciate her home.
You can check out my Instagram for pictures of our fun and adventure.
In a true food blogger fashion I must bring you a new recipe so without further adieu, my latest fascination with everything green.
A creamy creation of peas, leeks and asparagus only means one thing – a delicious, healthy dish within 30 minutes. Have it vegetarian or add some shrimp, it is amazing either way.
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bunch asparagus, chopped into ½ inch pieces
- 1 leek, cleaned, halved and chopped into ribbons
- 1 onion, halved, then sliced into thin ribbons
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Earth Balance (or margarine)
- ¼ cup fresh basil pesto
- 1 lb linguine
- Heat olive oil and Earth Balance in a large skillet.
- Bring a pot of salted to water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
- To the skillet with oil add leek and onion. Cook until soft about 8-10 minutes over low medium heat. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and sauté another 2 minutes.
- Stir in asparagus and cook another 5 minutes.
- Add frozen peas and pesto. Stir gently to combine and allow the frozen peas to cook through. This should only take about 2 minutes. You want all the veggies to stay green, yellowish color means overcooked.
- Serve with linguine and parmesan cheese (or shrimp)
- Enjoy with a glass of white wine.