You can tell I was running late getting dinner on and caught this photo just in time!
This is such a great Food Face to welcome colder weather to Florida. The recommendation for long-haired pasta came from our friend, Fely, who is of a more creative career path than myself. I served a dollop of spinach-walnut pesto over whole grain pasta and sprinkled it with some freshly grated Pecorino cheese. The rosy-cheeked tomatoes are fresh out of our garden. It was a new plant for the fall and has done rather well.
As a side note, I don't always recommend whole grain pastas. They are far too strong in flavor for the delicate cream or fresh tomato pasta sauces I love. But I really enjoy whole grain pasta with mint or basil pesto. If you are trying to add more healthy whole grains to your diet and need an idea on how to camouflage it for yourself or for your family, give one of the above referenced recipes a try!