Food & Nutrition
Best Bites: October 2011

Best Bites: October 2011

Fusilli Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini 

What better way to enjoy fall than with this tasty pasta dish? The roasted tomato, basil, zucchini and yellow squash not only add an element of color but are also good for you! This dish will leave you and your family satisfied and give you that needed serving of veggies.

6 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
¼ cup chopped basil, divided
½ pound whole wheat fusilli pasta
2 zucchini or yellow squash, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method: Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange tomatoes on a large parchment-lined sheet tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with oil; season with salt and pepper. Scatter 2 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil evenly over top. Roast until juicy and bubbling, about 20 minutes; set aside. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add zucchini, lemon juice, remaining 6 tablespoons Parmesan and 2 tablespoons basil. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide pasta onto four plates, top with tomatoes and serve. 

Nutrition: Per serving (about 9oz/271g-wt.): 310 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 51g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 13g protein

Serves: 4

—Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market

RA Sushi Goes Pink

Now you can have your sushi and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month too! From October 1 - 31, RA Sushi will be offering a sushi and wine special to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This yummy combo includes a glass of ONEHOPE California Chardonnay and the Pink Roll, which features shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a pink ribbon of strawberry sauce. The ONEHOPE Wine and Pink Roll special will be offered for $15 at RA Sushi in Midtown as well as the other 24 locations nationwide.
Details: 1080 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, (404) 267-0114,

A Decade of Delicious

If you’ve never experienced Taste of Atlanta, make sure to come out and celebrate this food and wine festival’s 10 year anniversary on October 22 – 23 at Tech Square in Midtown. Some of the city’s best restaurants and chefs will be on hand to showcase their amazing dishes. In addition to nibbles from more than 80 restaurants, there will also be wine and cocktail tastings, seminars and food pairings. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations and a Food Studio where experts will discuss Atlanta’s food history and future food trends. Some of the restaurants that will be participating include Bocado, Davio’s, Figo Pasta, Genki, JCT Kitchen & Bar, Milton’s, The Melting Pot, West Egg Café, Three Sheets and more.
Details: (404) 875-4434,