LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - If you are tired of your old recipes and looking for a new wayto use summer vegetables, you are in luck. In this week's HELENMagazine segments, we'll introduce you to a Pampered Chef with sometasty recipes.
School is back in session and the end of summer is quicklyapproaching. But warm temperatures and sunshine means there arestill plenty of summer vegetables to enjoy. The Pampered ChefIndependent Senior Director, Rhonda Feuer said recipes like SummerTortellini Salad will leave you wishing summer would never end.
"You have the color combinations of the different vegetables soit has a vibrancy," Feuer said.
In this quick and easy recipe you start by cooking up yourtortellini.
"When you are working with pasta, and you are going to cook itand serve it like this, make sure you rinse it off so that itdoesn't stick together and the starches will come away a bit andyou won't have as much sticky pasta," she said.
To the pasta, add your chopped zucchini, carrots, cherrytomatoes, onions and parsley; mix it together with some lightranch dressing.
"Top it off with some Parmesan cheese, if you like, lots ofcheese. But it just adds a nice touch of flavor," she said.
Add some salt and pepper if you'd like and enjoy!
Feuer has a few other tips including how to keep fresh herbslike basil and parsley at your fingertips year-round.
"You can chop it up at the end of the season, put them in icecube trays, add a little water in there and freeze them. Then putthem in your Ziplock freezer bags and pull them out as you need,"she said.
She also suggests using extra veggies in a quick stir fry or asalsa.
You can get more of these recipes from www.pamperedchef.com and help the FeedingAmerica organization at the same time by downloading a celebritycookbook.
"The Pampered Chef donates a meal up to a 140,000 meals forevery download of that cookbook," she said.
Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette is just one of the many foodbanks that will benefit from the proceeds.
For more information on this recipe go to www.pamperedchef.com
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