Easy Garlic Pasta

I found this recipe on Flipboard. It was originally posted on the One Green Planet web site.

If you boil the spaghetti while slicing the garlic and chopping the parsley, this is a 20-minute meal from start to finish.

Here are the ingredients and steps to make the dish.

Ingredients
1/2 pound spaghetti
6 cloves of garlic – thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped parsley
pinch of red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons vegan butter
1/2 lemon

Preparation

Cook pasta until just tender – drain and set aside.

Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. Once hot, add garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute until garlic just begins to turn brown — not burned! Add pasta and toss together. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the top and add the parsley as well, mixing thoroughly.

Take off the heat and serve immediately.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/easy-20-minute-garlic-pasta-vegan/

Olive Garden – Yuma, AZ

Foodwise, a review of one Olive Garden is a review of all. The menu here is generally identical at all locations as most chain restaurants are.

Bread sticks

Are these the main reason 90% of people eat at Olive Garden? Although it had been seven years since my last visit, bread sticks are still the magnet that pulls in the customers.

Garden salad

Good. Not great. Seemed like a lot more croutons than before and not enough black olives, but that’s just my preference.

Zuppa Toscana

The soups tasted better than I remembered, especially the Toscana. It possessed a spiciness that made my mouth tingle.

Pasta e fajioli

Another strong, pleasingly flavorful soup.

I believe the endless soup, salad and bread is the best value ($9.99) on a totally overpriced menu. Absolutely average pasta dishes for $14-18 is ridiculous. Come for the soup and salad or find a locally owned place for pasta.