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April 15, 2015

CREAMY MUSHROOM AND SNOW PEA FETTUCCINE and CREATIVE WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL


Sunday suppers at Estelle's are easy to prepare, yet....absolutely delicious!
My new favorite "go to" grocery is Sprouts!
It's smaller than larger chain groceries, and their produce is from local farmers.
Everything is fresh, most everything is organically grown and rather inexpensive.
I picked up a package of fresh Fettuccine, fresh mushrooms, spinach and snow peas! 
This received two thumbs up from Mr. Wonderful!!!


Put water onto boil for pasta. Salt water and cook according to the package. 
Do not overcook the pasta. Boil for 3 minutes. 


2 T. olive oil
2 T. butter
12 cup onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 carton of fresh mushrooms
12 T. flour
34 cup chicken stock
14 cup half and half
14 cup Parmesan cheese
1 package of fresh fettuccine
12 cup fresh spinach
1 package of fresh snow peas 
Salt and pepper taste



Finely chop onion and thinly slice the mushrooms. Heat olive oil and butter in skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute until the onions and mushrooms are soft. Stir in snow peas.  Whisk in flour. Cook for another minute. Whisk in chicken stock until well blended. Then add half and half.
Simmer until thickened. Whisk in Parmesan cheese. Then add a handful of fresh spinach. Salt and pepper to taste.


Serve with hot Italian bread! 

Postscript~



CREATIVE WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL~Sprouts


Choosing products from your pantry that perform double — or triple — duty is an easy way to live a more eco-conscious, waste-less life. And at the top of your multitasking list should be coconut oil — which is as effective for cooking (try it with your next stir-fry or pour it over your popcorn) as it is for moisturizing dry skin, hair and nails. It doubles as an all-over body hydrator that's inexpensive, versatile, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial. Plus, it has a decent amount of antioxidants and smells like macaroons. What's not to love?
With coconut oil, you can get a close shave without having to worry about moisturizing after. You can put a little on a cotton ball and sweep it over your eyes gently to take off your makeup. Or, you can stick with the Band-Aid approach and apply coconut oil to cuts and scrapes to speed up the healing process.
Coconut oil is already used in many over-the-counter hair products, so why not cut to the chase and avoid all the unnecessary chemicals? Try applying it as a deep-conditioning hair treatment for damaged ends. Though you'll never be able to repair damaged hair fully, studies say coconut oil provides the natural nutrition and essential proteins required for nourishing your stressed tresses.


8 comments:

  1. Your recipe sounds great. Betsy. I really love anything that has fettuccine in the title. lol
    I use coconut oil on my dry skin and love it better than anything I have ever used...and you don't really walk around smelling like a coconut cream pie either. lol xo Diana

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    1. It really has a very light scent of coconut doesn't it Diana....works lovely on heels to get ready for summer sandals. Fabulous for cooking also! Hope you are having a wonderful week....hope you try the recipe...it's a great one!!!

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  2. Oh Wow.....this looks a-mazing!! Gonna try it tomorrow night. Grandkids coming today so it won't work but my plan is to make your chocolate cupcakes with a 4 and 2 yr old this afternoon...got all ingred. yesterday.
    You have no idea how many of your recipes I use....and they're all dee-lish so thanks for that!!

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    1. Hi JMAC!!! You have just made my heart sing....this is so what I had hoped for....to share fabulous recipes and you would enjoy cooking and spending time around the dinner table with your family! Big ole' hugs!! Enjoy!!!!

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  3. Sounds like a comfort food, which is what I'm craving right now! Working hard to prepare for a show and classes in Japan, but this sure looks like a winner that will be on my menu when I return, XOXO

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    1. My oh my Miss Susan...you are super busy this spring! I hope you will post about your trip...and enjoy the recipe! Safe travels!

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  4. That dish looks so delicious, and we use organic coconut oil at our house too. One container is 100 percent organic coconut oil and doesn't need to be refrigerated and is perfect for use on skin. The other we keep in the refrigerator for cooking with.

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    1. I hope you try the recipe Terra and enjoy it! I love hearing everyone's use for coconut oil! Thanks for visiting me today!

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