Holiday Eats: Pasta Perfection

Baked Penne Butter Chicken Flavoured Pastapasta1

Perfect for the winter season – this recipe has a perfect blend of garlic, ginger and spices to keep the immune system strong

  • boil 3 cups of pasta as per instructions on product label
  • chop/cube 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, finger of ginger, 2 green and 2 red peppers.  Can add other veggies as desired
  • mix vegetables together for 15-20 minutes until medium soft
  • in larger pot – add 1 jar of your favourite pasta sauce (we used tomatoes and pesto)
  • 1 large spoon of pesto
  • 2 large spoons of butter chicken paste (spicy)
  • add half cup of cream
  • mix well and simmer for 10 minutes
  • mix veggies into sauce and let sit for 5 minutes, add cooked pasta.
  • put the entire mixture into a baking dish  pasta2
  • add cheese to the top – thinly slices or shredded (cheddar or marble)
  • 425 for 15-20 minutes to bake until cheese is browned
  • Let sit 10 minutes and serve with salad and garlic bread
  • add chicken or turkey as needed for a non veg option.

*see picture above for types of products used in this recipe from Super Valu.

*serves 4 to 6

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Healthy Holiday Eats: Salad of the Season

A month of holiday parties, meals and eating to celebrate the Christmas season is upon us.

Finger foods, cookies, creamy dips to desserts – the next event could sure use a change of pace. How does something crispy and refreshing sound?

Inspired by Christmas colors – the pomegranate kale salad delivers a guilt free dose of deliciousness.

  • 2 handfuls of kale.  Washed and chopped  kalepomsalad
  • half a pomegranate
  • quarter lemon squeezed
  • Caesar salad dressing (to taste)
  • Chicken breast (optional)
  • Almonds (optional and to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese grated to fine
  • Garlic croutons (optional)
  • Serves 1 meal or 2 sides

Need ingredients now? Remember Super Valu is open 24/7 at the corner of 1st Avenue & Commercial Drive in Vancouver.