Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...
Pasta is a great go-to meal for when you’re in a pinch, and also when you’re looking for something easy but out of the ordinary. Sometimes the two go hand-in-hand like this Meatless Monday recipe for creamy pasta with spinach and peas.
What’s old is new
A staple item like pasta can sometimes lose its shine, simply because it’s something you know you can easily turn to for help putting together a hearty and tasty meal. Pasta doesn't have to get boring! For a new way to serve pasta, try this recipe for creamy pasta with spinach and peas.
The greens add loads of veggies and color, and the cream adds just the right touch of something special. For a Meatless Monday, this is an easy meal to put together, but it won’t bore you since it’s a change of pace from plain pasta sauce.
Everyone’s doing it!
Seems like everyone, even meat-eating famous chefs like Michael Symon, are going meatless on Mondays (or another day of the week). In a recent interview, Chef Symon had this to say:
“I’m like, look, I’m not saying beef and pork is bad, I love it and I eat it six days a week, but one day a week – and quite frankly given my schedule, it’s not always Monday – I just remove meat from my diet. I think it gives the earth a second to breathe and gives my body time to do what it needs to do.”