January 27, 2008

Sunday dinner is how we do.

I went to the Saturday Morning Market a few weekends ago, and there was this neat new booth selling all sorts of neat pasta. I love when whatever I pick up at the market on Saturday inspires dinner for Sunday.

Le marche.

Lemon basil fettucini. So pretty.

Lemon basil fettucini with white wine garlic sauce.

Versions of this can be found all over the place- here is what I did:

1/2 lb fettucini (because the sauce is so light, flavored pastas work well)
2 T extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic (or more, if you love it), thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
1 1/2 C cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/3 C dry white wine
3 plum tomatoes, pulped and thickly sliced
Handful fresh sweet basil, coarsely chopped
salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions. Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for about a minute. Add onions and mushrooms, saute for 3-4 minutes, or until mushrooms are nicely browned. Lower heat to medium low, add white wine, and simmer for another minute. Remove from heat, add tomatoes, basil, pasta, and toss. Salt and pepper to taste.

Broccoli and/or spinach would also be very good with this.

On the following Saturday, the corn was so lovely that I went looking for recipes that called for fresh corn.

Corn and Edamame-Sesame Salad from Veganomicon. So pretty, so easy, so good.

I am experimenting with quiches lately. Last Sunday I adapted this one from the mini quiche recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen. It was delicious, but still needs some tweaking. Recipe up soon.

1 comment:

  1. I just happened upon your blog, and am very happy I did! Your food looks excellent! Great photography as well.

    Your most recent entry makes me wish the local Farmer's Market here dearly. Living in Mid-Missouri, we don't have a year-round Farmer's Market, so we are relegated to the offerings of the industrial grocery store/agribusiness, what fun.

    That homemade pasta and the dish you made out of it look delicious. Looks like a nice, simple, healthy meal that would be great for a weeknight.

    I was eyeing that Corn and Edamame-Sesame Salad from V-Con as well. I am assuming it was good? I like it when I see others try recipes I have been eyeing with success, as it makes me feel more confident that the meal will turn out. I will have to keep this one bookmarked for summer when the local corn is abundant here in Missouri.