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Pasta Primavera with Grilled Sausage

Pasta Primavera - this is my kind of food. Simple yet full of flavor and impact. Sweet roasted vegetables, spicy sausage and salty, aged Parmesan | http://jenniferfeasts.com

This  Pasta Primavera evokes so many memories. It’s one of the first recipes I wanted to post here because it’s been a staple in my recipe collection for years. I’ve thought a lot about the evolution of this dish and how each stage reflects a different season in my life. I thought about who I cooked it for and where I cooked it.

I was really surprised at how emotional I became during this little trip down memory lane. Food is so nostalgic for me.  My sister loves fashion and she can describe the outfit someone wore at any given occasion any number of years ago. She may be able to tell us how we were was dressed, but I can tell her what we ate! My memory is very much dictated by food, that’s for sure.

There are many different variations of Pasta Primavera, or “Spring Pasta,” none of them complicated by any means. This is exactly the kind of food I like to cook – simplicity at its best, yet full of impact when it arrives at the table. You can smell the barbeque smokiness of the sausages and the saltiness of the cheese. The pasta provides a perfect background to showcase the reds, oranges, yellows and purples of the roasted vegetables. There’s an eye pleasing pop of green from the spring peas and fresh herbs. It tastes better than it looks, which for me, is the cornerstone of a great plate of food.

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Udon Noodles with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Udon Noodles with Peanut Ginger Sauce. An easy recipe for Udon noodles bathed in a silky, savory peanut ginger sauce. Add chicken and fresh vegetables for a satisfying week night meal | http://jenniferfeasts.com

I love these noodles. I really, really love them. They have satisfied so many cravings over the years. Cravings for a quick, easy dinner. Cravings for noodles bathed in a silky, savory sauce. Cravings for beautiful Asian flavors when we don’t feel like going out. These noodles are seriously satisfying. When I sit down to a hot bowl, I eat like I haven’t eaten in a month. All portion control rules are thrown out the window. I can’t help it! Please try them. It’s not fair that I keep such deliciousness all to myself. Continue reading Udon Noodles with Peanut Ginger Sauce