Franco’s Spring Pea and Pancetta Pasta Mista

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Franco’s Spring Pea & Pancetta Pasta Mista

Spring is a very lively time of the year for Mother Nature.  Foodies have a lot to look forward to during this rejuvenating season.  The transition from winter to spring is somewhat magical!  You can tap into this enlivening process by making positive changes in your diet.  Repetitive foods of wintertime should now be gone with the wind (and snow!) as we welcome in the much-anticipated return of spring with all its glorious perfection.

Last week, I ventured out on what was the first real spring day, to a wonderful store called World Market.  I had never shopped there before, but what a surprise!  World Market has much more than I had ever anticipated.  Besides all the fabulous household items and gadgets, they have a very interesting assortment of foods.  The imported pastas from Italy caught my eye and I bought two colorful packages of  Torino Pasta Mista


Torino Pasta Mista | World Market

Torino Pasta Mista | World Market

The varicolored pasta, along with their many fun shapes, inspired me to cook a light,  yet very tasty  pasta dish using spring peas, pancetta, sweet onion, fresh mint, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, vegetable stock, a little Pecorino Romano cheese and garnished with an edible flower.  Simply delicious!

And, to add a little excitement, I broadcasted the making of this recipe live on my first Meerkat video! This is one of the newest and hottest social media sensations.

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I now encourage you to fill your pantry full of springtime goodness and enjoy the recipe below!