June 18

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus

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This is an “Italian-American” dish, meaning you’ll only find it in America. Fettuccine Alfredo is a comforting plate of fettuccine pasta covered in a homemade cream sauce, but our version is healthier as we substitute heavy cream and lots of butter with low-fat milk, vegetable broth and Extra-virgin olive oil. Plus we add some freshly sautéed asparagus for extra fiber and micronutrients.

Active Time: 30 min – Start to Finish: 40 min – Serves: Family of Four

Culture Facts:• Fettucine Alfredo is an Italian pasta dish of fresh fettucine tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese.• As the cheese melts, it emulifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich sauce coating the pasta.• The dish is named after Alfredo di Lelio, who featured the dish at his restaurant in Rome in the early- to mid-20th century.

Did You Know?
In 1943, during the war, di Lelio sold the restaurant to two of his waiters. In 1950, with his son Armando, Alfredo di Lelio opened a new restaurant in piazza Augusto Imperatore, Alfredo all’Augusteo, bringing along the famous “gold cutlery” said to have been donated in 1927 by the American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in gratitude for Alfredo’s hospitality.

Culinary Technique:
Grating is the process of transforming solid, firm food items into small pieces by rubbing it against a grater.

Smaller pieces of food, like grated carrots or zucchini will cook faster…or smaller pieces of cheese will melt faster.

Chef Note: Always freshly grate your cheese!

Pre-grated Cheese has chemical additives (like potato starch) so the cheese doesn’t clump together.

Freshly grated cheese has more flavor and melts better!

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Get Cooking,
Chef Eric Horwitz

(310) 890-8704 – Eric@LIFTenrichment.com
www.LIFTenrichment.com | www.KidsCanCookInnerCircle.com

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Eric Horwitz

About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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