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Italian Summer Bucatini Pasta

SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBattyItalian Summer Bucatini Pasta-2A light vegetarian pasta is the perfect way to end a long summer day. We turned to Chef Catty Boom Batty to create a seasonal summer dish that is as nutrient rich as it is tasty. After visiting the local farmers market and picking up fresh bucatini pasta from McCall’s she created this Italian Summer Bucatini Pasta. Zucchini adds a soft crunch to the pasta while the combination of onions, tomatoes, capers, garlic, and basil naturally creates a light, classic Italian flavored juicy sauce. With plenty of healthy veggies that offset the fresh pasta, you will feel happy and satisfied from just one plate.

When using fresh organic ingredients with simple cooking methods you’ll see that the foods we often consider “fattening” or “unhealthy” are actually the opposite. You just need to get back to the basics of clean, organic, natural, food.
SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBattyItalian Summer Bucatini PastaIngredients:
Serves 3
12 oz Fresh Bucatini Pasta
1/3 c Medium Diced Onion
1/2 Zucchini
1/4 c Chopped Basil
1 ea Medium Diced Heirloom Tomato
1/2 Lemon for Juicing
3 Cloves Garlic Minced
1/4 c Chopped and Pitted Ligurian Olives
1/4 c Chopped Capers
1t Red Pepper Flaked
4T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3T French Unsalted Butter
Kosher Salt to Taste

SweatTheStyle_CattyBoomBattyItalian Summer Bucatini Pasta-3Directions:
In a large pot bring water to a boil, season with salt so it tastes like the sea. Add about 2T oil and then add the fresh pasta. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, drain and set aside.

In a large saute pan add 2T oil over medium heat. Then add the zucchini, try to get a little golden brown color then add the onion and garlic, stir until the onion is translucent. Add the tomato and cook for about 1 minute, then add the butter, capers, olives, red pepper flakes, and squeeze of lemon juice. When the butter has fully melted, add the bucatini pasta and mix together, then garnish with basil. Season with salt to taste.

Recipe by: Catty Boom Batty

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Pasta

SweatTheStyle_AncientHarvest_Quinoa There is nothing as satisfying as a bowl of pasta after a workout, but before feasting check out a few great alternatives to the traditional flour laden pastas. This gluten-free quinoa pasta from Ancient Harvest is made from organic corn flour and organic quinoa flour and is so close to taste and texture to the real thing you won’t feel like you’re substituting anything. It’s worth trying next time you go Italian!

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Gluten Free Spinach Pasta
I recently found RP’s Pasta Company’s gluten-free pasta in the refrigerator of the pasta section at Whole Foods.  It has the same al-dente consistency as artisan pasta but it’s made out of brown rice. Now there’s no reason to wait for a special occasion to go in on a nice serving of pasta!

Olive Oil: To Taste
Basil: A Bunch Chopped
Onion: 3 Tablespoons Thinly Chopped
Garlic: 3 Cloves
Cherry Tomatoes: 1 Pint
Parmesan: 1/4 Cup Grated or To Taste
Pasta: 1 Package Cooked

Coat a non-stick pan with olive oil over medium heat and toss garlic cloves to flavour oil.
Throw in onions and tomatoes and turn the heat down and let simmer with a lid over the pan for about 12 minutes.
Once the liquid from the tomatoes fill the pan mix in the chopped basil and let simmer again for 3 or 4 more minutes or once the tomatoes have burst or deflated.
Mix in cooked pasta and parmesan and then drizzle a little more olive oil to taste.
Place on plate, garnish with left over chopped basil and serve.

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