Rummaging through some vegan blogs, I came across the name, Green Goddess Bowl, which is a cute description for this dish. Kathy's recipe and blog are worth taking a look at. But, this is not a vegan dish. I'm not sure if I could ever give up my love for Pecorino and Parmigiano cheese alone. I used a little Pecorino Romano cheese in this pasta dish that gives the “je ne sais quoi” component to the dish. And a little goes a long way, which makes it a great ingredient to have on hand.
The dish was inspired after eating at my favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles so far, Il Pastaio. It seems a little indulgent only because it was served at a posh Italian restaurant, but it is actually quite healthy as well, a very pleasant surprise. It was so good and tasty, that I had to make it for you, and for myself, again.
I was watching public television program recently about an anti-cancer diet. I thought with the New Year's emphasis on health and diet, I would share it with you. Just remember GOMBS:
Greens and Green tea
Berries and Beans
Seeds and Nuts
So, you can celebrate the greens, beans, and onions in this recipe! I would suggest drinking green tea with your meal to gain optimal nutrition from this meal. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2012!
Servings: 6 portions
Additional information: appropriate for Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and Vegan (omit cheese) diets.
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