Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chicken Carbonara (C3)

Recipe Author: Sandra Molina Lobel
Adapted from recipe by Daphne Oz

Whole Wheat Pasta
1 head of Cauliflower
1 cup of milk or water
Turkey Bacon
Crushed Garlic
Frozen Peas
Parmesan Cheese

Cook up some whole wheat pasta.

Cut up a head of cauliflower and add to a cup of milk (or water) and cover. Don't leave it alone or it will boil over.

Cook until fork tender.

Add the cauliflower to a blender with a slotted spoon and puree. Use some of the cooking liquid to thin so it will blend.

In a large saucepan, cook up some turkey bacon (author used half a package but chicken would also be delish).

Drain and add the cauliflower.

Season with salt, pepper and crushed garlic, then add some frozen peas. Add in and toss the cooked pasta.

The sauce is thick so add some of the pasta water to thin to your liking. Sprinkle on some parmesan as you serve!

To make this a Cycle 1 recipe:
Use sauteed cabbage or broccoli slaw instead of the whole wheat pasta
Use water and not milk
Use chicken instead of turkey bacon
Use a non-starchy vegetable instead of the frozen peas (maybe diced asparagus?)

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