Friday, July 30, 2010

Squash Pasta with Lemon Sauce

Squash Pasta with Lemon Sauce

I think all of you lucky enough to have gardens overflowing with produce, zucchini and yellow squash in particular, may welcome this recipe. Another way to utilize your stock of squash and zucchini!  Right now I am not fortunate enough to have any, so I resort to purchasing it at the local market.
 I made my pasta with a yellow squash and my vegetable peeler, because I don't have my spiralizer yet. :(
I added sliced asparagus and chopped red bell pepper, then tossed it all with a very delicious lemon sauce. Lastly I sprinkled it with Dulse and onion powder. It was fantastic. Very light and fresh tasting; a perfect summer dish, in my humble opinion.
Here is the recipe:

Squash Pasta with Lemon Sauce

1 large yellow squash made into noodles w/ veggie peeler
4 stalks of asparagus, cut on the diagonal into bite size pieces
1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped
Dulse flakes
Onion powder

Lemon Sauce

1/4 C raw walnuts, soaked and drained
1/4 C raw sunflower seeds, soaked and drained
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 t dill
1/4 tsp tarragon (optional)
First cold pressed EVOO, enough to blend sauce

Prepare the sauce by processing or blending all of the ingredients except the oil. Slowly add in the EVOO till you get a nice creamy texture.
Assemble: Toss together the squash noodles, asparagus and peppers. Now stir in the lemon sauce, gently, until all of the vegetables are evenly coated. Lastly, sprinkle with Dulse and onion powder to taste. Enjoy!

~JMJ~ Today I am grateful for the ability to care for my family. I know I complain at times about all of the dirty diapers, laundry, dishes, the demands upon me, my lack of "free time", and the noise level. But I am truly grateful that I am healthy and able to care for our five children, my husband and our home.
Years ago I read a great book titled, "Holiness for Housewives (and other working women)", by Dom Hubert VAN ZELLER. It is a short little book, only 85 pages long, but man is it filled with great stuff. My vocations in life are to be a wife and a mother. I am glad and proud to accept these vocations. This book reminds me that I am doing all that I do for The Lord, with Him right by my side. It is the type of book that I need to read yearly. Do you have books like that?? I have several. I like to re-visit them once a year because I get so caught up in the day-to-day that I need these trusted works of literature to ground me and allow me to clearly see what my true purpose is, in this earthy life. I know that the sacrifices and sufferings are worthwhile and that the rewards that I hope to gain will be far superior than anything that is provided in the way of earthly pleasures (learned that in the book) --I look forward to the heavenly treasures; I pray that I may be worthy!!
Peace and Raw Health.


Cynthia said...

You actually sent me a copy for Christmas one year. I do get it out occasionally and refresh my mind as to what I'm doing here. This is the meaning of life and what God has chosen for me. We are blessed aren't we? I'm honored to be apart of your family. Peace Always Cynthia

Elizabeth said...

Yes we are very blessed....I have to be mindful to give thanks each day; God suprises me with something new to be thankful for each and every day. His plan is perfect and I pray that I will always allow His Will to be done in my life.
I am so glad you are my "sister".
Peace and RAW Hugs,

evergreen said...

Your recipe looks beautiful, and I always love reading about the things people are grateful for, it's a great reminder to us all:)

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