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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flax and Pumpkin Pasta

Flax seeds are like, so00o00o0oo the rage braaah. Whatever tho, they are mad good for you - click here to see all the wonders packed into the little things. Pumpkins are just super good for you. I read they were especially good if you smoke because of all the Beta Carotin in them.

Don't only use pumpkin around the holidays - it's super healthy and cheap and I personally love the taste.

1 box flax angle hair pasta
1 can pumpkin puree
1/2 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 cup stock or water
1/2 cup skim milk
2 Tbs goat cheese (or other cheese) optional
1 tsp each sage & thyme
1/2 tsp. oregano
Pinch of nutmeg


Add 1 TBSP of olive oil to bottom of large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and dried herbs (you should hear a nice sizzle in the pan). Mix these around for about 7 minutes. Add entire can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix - hah!). This will result in a very thick pasty substance. Stir this for about a minute. Add your liquid and stir for another 7 minutes. Add the milk last. Cook pasta according to package directions.

Add the pasta to the sauce pan after cooking it al dente and toss lightly. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top and serve!

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