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Program #622

Sneaky Vegetable Pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small carrot, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
½ cup vegetable broth
¼ teaspoon brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (16-ounce) bag bow tie pasta

In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add carrots, zucchini and mushrooms and cook until softened. Add tomatoes, broth, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from stove and let cool slightly. Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, puree vegetables in a blender. Toss cooked pasta with vegetable sauce and serve.

Refreshing Melon Smoothie

2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
2 cups honeydew, cubed
1 cup nonfat vanilla or strawberry frozen yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice
Water as needed
6-8 fresh mint leaves

Arrange cantaloupe and honeydew in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Baked Zucchini

4 medium zucchinis, sliced into ½ inch thick Rounds
2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded*
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover the bottom of a baking dish with a layer of zucchini. Sprinkle with half of the cheese, garlic powder and parsley. Repeat with a second layer using remaining ingredients. Bake until cheese is melted and lightly golden about 10-15 minutes.

John Adams, 2nd President of the USA

The preservation of liberty depends upon the intellectual and moral character of the people. As long as knowledge and virtue are diffused generally among the body of a nation, it is impossible they should be enslaved.