Kelly is the Director of Food Education at Butter Beans Inc, a school lunch and wellness company headquartered in New York City. With a background in sustainability and environmental advocacy, she is passionate about connecting our local and global communities to the ecological landscapes that support our food systems. Kelly has served on NGO delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change & United Nations Commission for Social Development, and here in New York serves on the board of Slow Food NYC. Certified in permaculture design, Kelly has worked in gardens in South Africa, the Bahamas, Thailand, and Australia, and savors any opportunity to get her hands in the soil.
Manicotti Pasta ala Hedgehog Mushrooms
1 Ib. Manicotti Pasta (or other)
1 medium organic onion, halved then slivered
1 cup carrots, diced
2 cups fresh Hedgehog mushrooms
2 cups sugar snap peas
½ cup (+/-) extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. minced garlic
¼ cup white wine
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
¼ cup pine nuts
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions in salted water, till firm (al dente). Time it, so that the pasta just comes out of the water, when you are ready to mix it with the vegetables in the wok. Meanwhile, coat bottom of wok pan with olive oil. Sauté onions for a few minutes, until translucent then add carrots and garlic. Cook until soft. Add the mushrooms. Cook for 5 minutes then add the white wine. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the pasta from the water and add to the wok. Add the pine nuts and parsley and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and fresh Romano or Parmigianino cheese (if desired).