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03 September 2014

Pasta with Cauliflower and Raisins

If it comes from Sicily, then I will have it on my table please! Sicilian food is the first regional cuisine I fell in love with in Italy. Not because I married a Sicilian nor because my mother-in-law and her sisters make magic pots of incredible food in the kitchen. It's because they are rich in flavors and the ingredients hailing from Sicily itself (not Rome, nor Tuscany or whatever part of Italy) are very tasty. I think it's because of the warm climate that they have there and most days are sunny too. The vegetables and fruits thrive pretty well and these factors give a boost to the flavor department of nature's yields.
This Pasta with Cauliflower and Raisins recipe which I submitted to Skinny Ms. ( a site about healthy living), is a traditional pasta dish that was taught to my by my mother-in-law. Now I don't jump for joy for cauliflowers, actually, I try to evade it. So try to imagine the first time I encountered this pasta in her house. When I asked what it was and was told cauliflower with raisins and pine nuts, I was crestfallen. I thought, ok, now I have to finish that whole bowl in front of me. But, I ate my thoughts as well as I ate every single morsel in my bowl. It was fantastic! My lesson after that was never to doubt how Sicilians put together their food. Never! 

Cauliflower is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants so eating this pasta regularly can do you good. It's such a healthy dish that's exploding with flavors so give it a try. You can find this Pasta with Cauliflower and Raisins recipe at Skinny Ms. Have a wonderful day!


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