A fresh Arrabiata sauce roasted in the oven, full of cherry tomatoes, fresh chilies, fennel, garlic, and mint, tangled with fresh whole wheat tagliatelle.
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Another ingenious leftover chicken recipe from Mindy Fox's A Bird in the Oven and Then Some, this Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Roast Chicken, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Parmesan is a perfect farewell to brussels sprouts season. Thinly shredded and sautéed with a butter and olive oil, the brussels sprouts are mixed with shredded chicken, golden fried slices of garlic, and loads of grated Parmesan.
When you think of casseroles, health isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. More likely, it's Cream of Something-or-Other Soup, canned mystery meat, and gobs of butter and cheese. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Still, if you can make a casserole that's both nutritious and tasty as all get out, why not do so?
Italian Egg-Drop Soup, adapted from Eating Well, should start your resolution in the right direction. Surprisingly hearty and super delicious, it's also a powerhouse of fiber and protein that comes together in under 30 minutes. Not to mention, it will feed an invading army of lifestyle changers.
One of the topics that Alice Waters discusses in the first pages of In The Green Kitchen is how to stock a pantry. Any cook worth his or her salt knows that having a few items such as decent olive oil, onions, garlic, and pasta on hand makes putting together delicious last minute meals easy and relatively stress-free. This recipe for Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Kale comes together in the time it takes for the pasta to cook and with no need to stop off at the market for extra ingredients, providing you have some sort of leafy green on hand.