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May 19, 2011

Pasta for the FLU

Nikos has had the flu for the past week and I have, luckily, caught a bit of what he has as well. Therefore I decided it was time to nip this in the BUTT and make some flu attack pasta! Garlic, ginger and onion are known as holistic remedies for colds as they boost the immune system. Asparagus is known as a detox vegetable and a great antioxidant for the body. With these goodies on hand, I think Nikos and I will win this fight :)

Pasta for the FLU
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, diced
2 TSP ginger (fresh ginger is best)
handful parsley
2 large tomatoes, diced
handful wild asparagus
300g pasta (we used organic linguini)
1/2 cup tomato sauce\olive oil
salt, pepper
goat cheese (optional)

1. Saute the garlic, onion and olive oil in a pan on medium-high for about five minutes. Add tomatoes, saute for another five minutes on medium. Add asparagus, saute for three minutes.
2. Add olive oil and tomato sauce (as much of each as you like to equal about 1/2 cup). I used more tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low-medium, and allow sauce to reduce for about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Boil pasta for 8-12 minutes (we like al dente so we boiled for about 8).
4. Drain pasta, top with sauce and cheese.

PS- Nikos and I slept EXTREMELY well after this meal and woke up feeling much better!

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