I must say I love pasta. Occasionally, I will make noodles from scratch. But having brown rice pasta noodles from Trader Joe’s is such a great quick fix. Switching up traditional recipes to make them nourishing is usually not too difficult. What makes pasta delicious? Richness. Real cream, real butter, real meat. Love it.
Serves 9 pasta lovers
2 packages of Trader Joe’s organic penne brown rice pasta
1 package of uncured beef bacon
4 egg yolks
2 cups of soured cream
1/2 cup of real butter
3 garlic cloves
handful of fresh basil
2-3 cups fresh milk or buttermilk
Real salt and pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese for topping (make sure it doesn’t have anti-caking filler, blech)
Bring to boil filtered water. In the meanwhile, cook up some uncured beef bacon and cut it up into small pieces. In the bacon grease, add a half chopped onion and butter. Cook until soft.
Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain. Put pasta back into the pot and add the bacon, onion butter sauce, then the sour cream, the handful of basil, chopped. Stir well. Mix the egg yolks into 1 cup of milk, whisk, and add into pasta. Mix gently. Continue adding milk until the sauce is rich and creamy. Serve immediately, topped with Parmesan cheese. Add a fresh salad and some kombucha and you’ve got an amazing dinner ahead of you. Enjoy!
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