One of my favorite investigations in The Food Babe Way was finally revealing what’s in Olive Garden’s marinara and alfredo sauce – and let me tell you – it shocked me to the core! These otherwise pretty basic “sauces” contain hidden MSG ingredients like hydrolyzed proteins and yeast extract, hydrogenated oils and added sugar that may be GMO. Their food is terribly processed and this is why every time my parents want to go there I cringe!
This is one of the reasons why I stopped outsourcing my meals. I started to learn how to cook and prepare my own food as much as possible including yummy pasta dishes like this one! It’s one of the recipes you’ll find in this month’s Food Babe Eating Guide. I created this program & membership for all of us to have an easier time deciding what to buy and cook each month without getting bored of the same old dishes! Living in this crazy food world actually can be simple. All it takes is a little planning and action.
- 8 ounces cooked pasta
- ¼ cup basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- ½ cup sweet peas
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley