Perfect Pasta

Perfectly al dente please! Whether its mac'n'cheese, your grandma's spaghetti, or ramen noodles, pasta is always a good idea. We're really excited to have new products in the line soon. This fall we'll have some super cute new tea towels that feature our favorite pasta shapes in some fun new colors!

To celebrate them, we thought we'd give you two of our favorite (but very different) pasta recipes!

Avocado Mac & Cheese:

10 oz, dry elbow macaroni
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh avocado chunks, for garnish

1. Boil water in large pot. Add in a dash of salt and pour in macaroni. Cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
2. In food processor make avocado sauce by adding avocado, garlic, and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Make cheese sauce in small saucepan. Place butter over medium heat until melted, whisk in flour to create a paste. Stir in milk slowly until smooth. Stir until sauce begins to thicken. Add in cheese and stir until fully combined and creamy.
4. In a large bowl combine macaroni and avocado sauce. Top with cheese sauce and stir until coated. Serve warm and garnish with extra avocado chunks!
*adapted from here

 

Miso Soba:

3 oz. soba noodles
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
dash sesame oil
6 cups water
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 small daikon radish, cut into matchsticks
4 tbsp. white miso paste
1 tbsp. soy sauce
½ lb extra firm tofu
4 cups fresh spinach, sliced
2 scallions, chopped
sesame seeds

1. Cook buckwheat soba noodles according to packaging. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add in garlic and ginger. Sautee until fragrant, about a minute. Add in water and bring to a boil.
3. Add in carrots and daikon, lower temperature to medium-low, and allow to cook for two minutes.
4. Add in miso paste and soy sauce and stir until combined.
5. Add in noodles, tofu, and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted.
6. Serve hot and top garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
*adapted from here

We hope you enjoyed these recipes! And keep an eye on the shop for the new tea towels coming this fall!

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