CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


That's what I wanted to find out, when this magazine caught my eye on the newstand at Border's. What really intrigued me was the "New Italian Cuisine" article, and the cover recipe--Baked Penne with Asparagus and Turkey Meat Sauce.

According to the publishers, Clean Eating is consuming food in its most natural state--or as close to it as possible. Since visiting the farmer's market this past weekend, I am trying to do that more...I am using the bunch of asparagus I picked up there in this dish.

I altered this recipe, since Steve decided vegetarian is his new way of eating. I eliminated the ground turkey, and added chopped spinach and one package of baby portobello mushrooms...

Check out their website, and let me know what you think. I don't think I will get a subscription (12 issues for $21.97) , but I am always looking for new magazines with interesting recipes to try.

It's in the oven now, I'll let you know if it was a keeper or not!
P.S. It was really good! Of course my photo doesn't look the one of the cover of the magazine!


Tammy said...

Hi Linda Lou, the dish sounds delish - can't wait to hear if you liked it. Anything with asparagus is alright in my book. I hope you don't mind, but I'm tagging you with a 6 picture meme, you can go to my blog to see how it works. I look forward to seeing your memory.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, I really would like to know how it turns out. I wrote about penne today too!
Lori Lynn

Sabina said...

What a great find!! I will definitely check it out!!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I would love to live in your house. I bet it smells so good all the time. I think its wonderful that you love to cook and that you are eatting healthier. I will be anxious to hear if this was good. You'll have to give us the recipe. Twyla

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is interesting Linda! So many new magazines are coming out --I wish them luck with so many old ones falling by the wayside ;-(

I trued the new "Food Network" magazine's pretty good. It has a lot of fluff in it and I hoped it would have more recipes, but at $15 for a year's subscription it's not bad.