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Steamy, Garlicky, Springy Asparagus Pasta

asparagus tomato mushroom in store together

Making Connections

I love going to the farmers market with my three-year-old son. We frequently have conversations about which foods are good for our bodies, which lettuces are the prettiest, and why we buy from farmers.

I feel like I am giving my son a connection to the foods he eats, which makes us both feel good.

We are both excited that with spring comes more green!

Power Food

The growers have been bringing in the most beautiful asparagus spears the past couple of weeks.  Low in calories and boasting a variety of vitamins and minerals (vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc.), it has to be one of the healthiest vegetables around.

Grilled asparagus with olive oil is one of my favorites. But the nights have been chilly here lately, and what's better than steamy, starchy pasta to warm you up? How about a little heat from some red pepper flakes to really get the job done?

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