Balsamic Mushroom & Asparagus Spaghetti

DSC_1219

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 2 containers baby bella, or cremini, mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 15-oz can of chickpeas
  • 10-15 spears of asparagus
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2-3 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutritional yeast, optional, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Start the spaghetti boiling in a large pot on the stove.
  2. slice the mushroom, cut asparagus into 1-2″ pieces, and chop the green onion into small pieces.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, add a splash or two of the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Add the mushrooms, asparagus, green onion and chickpeas. Season, and saute in broth over medium heat until heated through and just starting to cook down.
  4. Add balsamic, and continue to simmer. In a separate small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold vegetable broth until smooth. Pour into skillet and heat through until bubbling and slightly thickened.
  5. Drain spaghetti noodles, then divide equally into six bowls.
  6. Distribute mushroom mixture evenly across noodles, sprinkle on some extra green onions and a little nutritional yeast if you wish, and serve.

DSC_1216

 

Published by Loren Miller

My name is Loren, and if you're on this page it means you care about your health and living a long and happy life, and that is something we have in common. I've been studying diet and health since 2008, when my grandmother was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I started out wanting to know more about the link between diet and cancer, and it's turned into a passion that I will carry for the rest of my life. I am certified in holistic nutrition, and I will soon have my degree in journalism from UMass Amherst. Health and Wellness is my beat, as we call it in the world of journalism, and this website is my outlet. My passions are nutrition and cooking, and looking at health from a holistic perspective. After all, you are so much more than just what ails you. You are a whole, living, breathing, dreaming, beautiful human being with a unique personality and individual goals. Your health goes beyond just what you're eating or how you're exercising; it encompasses everything that makes up your quality of life. That's why I write about everything from diet, to recipes, to self-care, to motivation and mindset. Please join me on this health journey!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: