One man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. I recently learned that you can make mushrooms out of used coffee grounds. Have you heard about this? Seriously. This is for real.
I don’t recommend expecting your used coffee grounds to start miraculously transforming into mushrooms now that you’ve read this. It takes a little more involvement, but not much.
That intro was just a teaser. This is not a how-to on growing your own mushrooms. Personally, I don’t like mushrooms. But you might. Here’s a recipe full of vegetables (mushrooms, even, if you so choose), chicken, and pasta. This is a low-key, no fuss, quick meal you can throw together whenever you feel like it.
Makes 8 servings
2 1/2 c. fresh broccoli florets
4 whole raw carrots
1 raw zucchini
2 jars Alfredo sauce
1 lb. bow tie pasta
3-4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 c. raw mushrooms, sliced
2 T. butter
Boil the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is boiling, prepare the vegetables and chicken.
Cut the broccoli, carrots, and zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Steam or cook the vegetables until crisp tender. Set the cooked vegetables aside.
In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add the garlic, mushrooms, and chicken. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
In a large bowl, gently mix the pasta, chicken/mushroom mixture, veggies, and Alfredo sauce until combined.