Healthy Fettuccine pasta with capers, pine nuts, and tossed in an herbed greek yogurt sauce!. This fettuccine recipe is light in flavor but also a bit creamy and comforting. A gluten free fettuccine pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes and will nourish you and your whole family.
Hello Fall! It’s official. And I have some things to share about this “shift” in seasons, along with a gluten free HEALTHY fettuccine pasta recipe.
But first, Fall… Equinox. It’s probably my favorite time of year. Summer is draining. For us, at least. So much that I had to take a sabbatical from teaching at the gym and working out. It was probably the best decision I made all year. Why? Because it made me realize how “unbalanced” in my life was. So when I took this break, everything shifted. Much like a shift in seasons.
The Fall equinox is actually about balance as well. Ready for some nerdiness? And I know someone will probably correct me here, but I’m going with what I read. Haha.
“During the autumnal equinox, day and night are balanced to about 12 hours each all over the world. Instead of the Earth tilting away from or toward the sun, its axis of rotation becomes perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the Earth and the sun.
This change in the tilt causes the change in seasons with the northern hemisphere moving from the warmth of summer to the chill of winter. This process includes a shift in the overall location of the jet stream …” said weather.com digital meteorologist Linda Lam
Shift .. .. rotation…change .. and balance. YES to all of the above. Autumn means change and a shift in TOWARDS balance.
Speaking of Balance…
Today’s recipe is definitely balanced. It’s satisfying and nourishing. I picked this recipe today because it can tailor to many needs. Maybe you’re trying to eat better but still crave comfort. Maybe you want know more about nutrition and health and why CAPERS are a secret health ingredient. Haha, that’s just my foreshadowing, more on that below.
Maybe change means being able to rest and digest each meal and what better recipe to do so than a comforting (yet healthy) plate of fettuccine pasta. One that you can savor and twirl your fork around.
It’s time we welcome back the slowness of meal, which often happens when Summer dies down and we cozy up inside. I know, I’m getting Corny on you, on top of the nerdiness. But hey, that’s how I roll these days.
Now, about that fettuccine and the secret ingredient in this fettuccine recipe. The ingredient that helps “balance” out the flavor and the texture.Print
What you need to know about this POWER HOUSE ingredient –> CAPERS
- Capers are a (flower buds) plant source high in flavonoid quercetin. Remember my love for quecertin in this post?
- Quercetin is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. It’s also been shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties. ALL which help your IMMUNE system stay in BALANCE!
- Capers are high in Vitamin A, K, and Niacin
- Capers also contain a good source of minerals, such as Iron and Copper. And sodium course (due to their pickling process).
- Medicinal uses –> Can help with stomach aches and improve liver function. (source).
Are you feeling all balanced and nourished now? Good! Now pull up a plate and let’s eat. … slowly.
Favorite comfort yet “balanced” recipe or type food?
Do you capers in other recipes? Do share!
p.s. Cappellos is a favorite PALEO pasta in our house. They didn’t not ask me or pay me to post about them, but I did, cause we LOVE them.
I will always know how to spell fettuccine. After composing this whole post and graphics with the word “fettuccini” I made the brilliant decision to spellcheck…. and then i redid the whole thing. Lesson learned, haha!