Our Power Food, this week is walnuts. I use walnuts, often, when I bake. My first thought was to make my husband a coffee cake but I do that, all the time. I did some searching and found the following recipe. I thought it would be interesting and a change of pace. I don't think my hubby was thrilled, though, since he did not comment nor ask for more. It had an unusual taste and I can see where you like it or you don't.
Walnuts are a rich source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are necessary for good health.
Pasta with a Creamy Sauce of Walnuts & Spinach Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites.Cheesy Pasta with Spinach-Walnut Pesto
2 cups. fresh spinach
½ cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup pasta (shells, elbows, or other)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
Microwave spinach in water to cover for 2 minutes. Drain.
Combine everything (except the pasta!) in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Add the spinach sauce to pasta and combine, .
Eat and enjoy.
Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites.
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