Whole Grain Pasta With Basil And Sautéed Veggies

    Ingredients

    • whole wheat pasta (ziti or rotelle)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
    • 1 onion
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
    • 2 yellow summer squash
    • 2 tomatoes, thickly chopped
    • 2 links Italian-style turkey or chicken sausage, cooked
    • 2-3 olives, pitted and chopped
    • 3-4 leaves of fresh basil, sliced thin
    • sea salt
    • freshly ground black pepper
    • grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

    Directions
    Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil and butter for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Season with a pinch of sea salt. Add summer squash, tomatoes, turkey sausage and olives to sauté pan. Season with another pinch or two of sea salt. Cover and continue cooking 3-5 minutes. Add basil. Taste and adjust seasoning. Put pasta into a large bowl and top with sautéed vegetables. Garnish with grated cheese.

    Accompaniments
    Arugula Salad with Shaved Manchego Cheese. Fresh Fruit Fondue with Dark Chocolate.

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    By the time she was 28, Andrea was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating And Recipe Guide.” Andrea Beaman is the host of Wise Up! and Fed Up! on Z Living.