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Pasta with Tomatoes & Asparagus

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Pasta with Tomatoes and Asparagus

Quick, easy, and perfect for spring!

Pasta with Tomatoes & Asparagus
2¾ cups pasta, whole-wheat
1 ½ Tbsps. Extra virgin olive oil
2 ¼ cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 ½ tsp. dried basil
¾ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsps. fresh garlic, minced
3 Tbsps. whole-wheat flour
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups Asparagus (pre-cooked into 1 inch bites) 
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes 

1. In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Gradually stir in pasta and return to a boil. Cook uncovered for about 8-10 minutes until tender. 
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half of tomatoes and cook 2-3 minutes until skins soften. Set aside remaining tomatos. Add basil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Stir. 
3. Sprinkle flour over tomatoes. Cook for 30 seconds over medium heat until mixture becomes thick. Add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce to low heat. 
4. Add asparagus and remaining tomatoes. Simmer uncovered over low heat for 1-2 minutes to heat up. Pour over pasta. Serve hot.

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As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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