This blog... a compilation of my favorite recipes. They have been collected over several years found in various places: the internet, magazines, and cookbooks to name a few. These recipes are meals that I consider to "feed more than your body". These are meals that I hope nurish the heart and soul of those who eat them. I hope that when you have cleaned your plate, you feel like you have taken part in more than just a meal-that you have taken part in something bigger than yourself and food. Whether it is culture, your local place of living, or the life of the plant or those who share this planet, I hope these meals help your family-and mine-to appreciate that we are more than just beings consuming food; we are all connected. And more than that, I hope that these meals help you remember how fortunate you are and that "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.".

Monday, August 10, 2009

Creamy Pasta with tomatoes and white beans

1 lb pasta
6 tablespoon butter
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 lbs fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 can white beans (or 1 cup dried and cooked), rinsed
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta. In a large pot, melt butter. Add onion and garlic. Cook about 6 minutes. Add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally until reduced by half. About 5 minutes. Add pasta, tomatoes and beans. Heat through, about 5 minutes. Toss with cheese and season with salt and pepper.

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