{re-taste} Taste It Thursday With our OWN Cristina Ferrare's Big Bowl Of Love of Angel Hair!

What is your best advice for M.O.Ms who want to plan a
healthy family meal? 

Keep it simple, invest in a great cast iron grill pan so you
can grill veggies,meats,poultry and fish! Use marinades
for extra flavor & tenderizing.  Try not to use 
bottle dressings they have additives and preservatives. It
takes as much time to grill  something fresh as it does to
microwave  frozen foods!

What is the key to prep meals for the week? 
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Plan ahead, make a list, use the
suggestion I give in my cookbook
big bowl of love 
"cook once eat twice"
sometimes even three times! It
fun, easy and saves money!

Kitchen must-have or book ‘to cook by’ 

Emersion blender, grill pan, and
a well stocked pantry which I
list in the cookbook!

Recipe for our m.o.ms to enjoy  

The recipe for the angel hair pasta. Easy to
do and really light and delicious! 

This is one of my favorite late-night dinners when I feel like something substantial but not too heavy. It’s one of the easiest dishes to make directly from your pantry with a couple of staple items. It takes just 20 minutes—even less once you know the routine. It’s delicious in its simplicity, with the fruity taste from the extra-virgin olive oil, the earthiness from the toasted walnuts, the slight saltiness from the fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and the clean citrus flavor from the fresh lemons. Of course I like to shake this delicate bowl up with some heat, so I always have my red pepper flakes on hand.
1 tablespoon kosher salt plus additional for sprinkling
8 ounces angel hair pasta
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped
Italian parsley
2 cups Parmesan cheese
¹⁄3 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Walnut oil or olive oil
Cracked pepper
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped mint
Zest from 1 lemon
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Preheat the oven to 200°F. When the oven has reached 200°F, turn it off and place the 6 pasta bowls you are going to use for serving the angel hair inside.

Fill a pasta pot with at least 2 ½ quarts of water, and add 1 tablespoon of kosher salt. When the water has come to a boil, add the angel hair. Angel hair cooks quickly (about 3 to 5 minutes); do not overcook. The pasta continues to cook after you take it out of the water, and you don’t want to end up with soft, soggy pasta, so test for doneness by tasting a few strands. They should still have a tiny crunch when you bite into them. 

Take the angel hair out of the water with tongs, and place it in a warm pasta bowl. Do not discard the pasta water.

Into the bowl with the angel hair, add the olive oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Mix gently with the tongs; then add a ladleful of the pasta water and mix again.
Remove the pasta bowls from the oven, and divide the angel hair among them. Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese (2 to 3 tablespoons) over the top of each serving. Add about 2 teaspoons of chopped toasted walnuts to each serving, and drizzle on some walnut or olive oil. Crack pepper to taste and sprinkle a teeny amount of kosher salt and red pepper flakes over each serving. Distribute the parsley, mint, and lemon zest evenly over the servings, and serve with a lemon wedge.

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About our M.O.M Cook Contributor Cristina Ferrare

Cristina Ferrare is an accomplished author, television talent, entrepreneur and speaker. Her bestselling cooking and lifestyle books include
The New York Times bestselling Okay, So I Don't Have a Headache: What I Learned (and What All Women Need to Know) About PMS, Hormones, Stress, Diet, Menopause—and Sex and national bestsellers Cristina Ferrare's Family Entertainment: Celebrating the Life of the Home, Cristina Ferrare Style: How to Have It in a Every Part of Your Life and Realistically Ever After: When He's Not Prince Charming, You're Not Snow White, and Life's Not a Fairy Tale.

A longtime veteran of television, Cristina has most recently appeared on
The Oprah Winfrey Show, dazzling audiences with her cooking demonstrations and delicious recipes. She's also co-hosted for Good Morning America and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee. Cristina began her television career hosting her own programs, including Cristina and Friends and Home and Family, a two-hour live show from Universal Studios. Her consumer awareness CBS-TV primetime series, Shame on You, was one of the first magazine-format television programs, setting the stage for many more magazine-style primetime programs to come.

Additionally, Cristina's home accessories company, Ferrare with Company, is distributed internationally. 

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