If you’re a lover of trail mix, this’ll be one that you’ll want to incorporate in your life! Deliciously savory, crunchy, & subtly sweet to perfection! The best part? You don’t need much of it to nourish the body to satisfy your craving for a savory and sweet snack. Also, a perfect handful is an excellent pre-workout snack! Are you ready to slow down your aging process through food?
Oil free life-styling can often be intimidating for the person who loves to eat pasta, or anything with grains, really.
In college, I loved pasta in the simplest form : garlic, olive oil, with salt & pepper. Now that I live oil free, I still love to enjoy pasta the same way, just without the oil. However, I also love to enjoy bland foods 🙂
For the sake of your pallet, lets make this a bit more enjoyable for you!
When it comes to choosing a grain for pasta, I love to use Farro by Rustichella d’Abruzzo. I trust their product because of their incredibly authentic farming practices and the quality of pasta they produce 🙂 Loaded with protein, fiber, and minerals!
For tomato sauce pasta lovers, there’s an available product that’s oil free! Love to advocate Engine 2 as a pasta sauce alternative if you don’t have time to make your own 🙂
All organic ingredients
Serves 3-4 people
1 Box of Farro
1/2 head of broccoli
1 cup Engine 2 pasta sauce
1/2 cup Wallaby Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tsp ground oregano
2 Tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp black pepper
1/2 Tsp air dried sea salt
1 small handful of baby heirloom tomatoes
Boil purified water in a stainless steal pot. When water is done boiling, add dried pasta and cook for about 15 minutes, or until soft.
Chop broccoli into florets and soak in purified water for at least 20 minutes to enhance their vitality 🙂
Drain pasta, leaving about a 1/4 inch of water in the pot. At this point, add your broccoli to the pot with hot pasta. Cover the pot with a lid to allow the steam from the pasta to lightly blanch broccoli. Let sit for 5- 10 minutes.
I prefer to blanch my veggies this way so they’re not exposed to high amounts of heat for long periods of time. It leaves them with plenty of texture 🙂
Once broccoli is lightly blanched with pasta, you may add the remaining ingredients.
Mix softly and gently with a wooden spoon so pasta doesn’t fall apart.
Serve with a side of greens and mix it all together for full flava 😉
Enjoy this fully loaded oil free pasta protein bowl!
For more information regarding filtered water and the system I’ve been using for the past year for drinking, food prepping, and cooking, find out more here!
As much as I’m involved in supporting my health, I will hid behind no blanket by admitting that I love to enjoy fine wine 🙂
Somewhat recently over the past 6 months I woke with the notorious nausea, dehydration, and spinney feeling from having a bit too much wine, or perhaps a not so great quality grape. Drinking poor quality wines don’t strike my body too well…
This will be a post that is out of usual pattern, but I’m excited to share this large piece of the world of my recipe creation 🙂
Almost 8 months ago, I chose to make an investment in my health.
In my vision of health, it all begins with the food. There is so much truth in the statement, “you are what you eat!” The beauty of this, is that it not only begins with what you eat, but also what you DRINK.
I’ve spent the past 7 years purchasing organic produce, making smoothies, evaluating ingredients. Three out of the 7 years have been spent making 85% of the foods I consume, simply because the quality of food available to us is just not good enough!