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I purchased a new Weight Watchers recipe book a few weeks ago. I have all of the old ones, but felt like I needed some inspiration. Also, they have a different way of counting points and I was too lazy to look at the old cook books and try and figure it all out.
So, I purchased this one:
I’ve decided that this is the only cook book I will be cooking out of and posting recipes. I need to be committed to healthy eating!! So I better hurry and cook all the meals out of this recipe book before Christmas comes!!!! I bet they don’t have a toffee recipe in this book ;-).
The first recipe was delicious:
Creamy Fettuccini with Asparagus and Mushrooms
6 oz. whole wheat fettuccini or spaghetti
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 tsp olive oil
6 shallots, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 lb. cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/4 lb. shitake mushrooms, tough stems removed and sliced
1 TBL reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp all purpose flour
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fat free half-and-half
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
3 TBL shaved Parmesan
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often, until shallots are softened, 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and soy sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes.
3. Add flour to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is slightly thickened about 3 minutes. Add half-and-half and cook until heated through. Add pasta mixture and thyme and toss to coat.
4. Divide pasta among 4 shallow bowls; sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.
Serves 4 people and a serving size is 1 1/4 cup which equals 9 PointsPlusValue for each serving/356 calories
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