Lowering your carbohydrate intake doesn’t mean you have to give up lasagna, not when shirataki noodles take the place of pasta. Besides, some of us like lasagna for the gooey cheese and meat sauce, viewing pasta as simply the vehicle for those ingredients.
Recipe inspiration comes from many sources. A dish enjoyed at at restaurant. A glistening bowl of spicy roasted vegetables glimpsed in a magazine. A revamp of a vintage recipe from my trove of family cookbooks.
Two very important words : local, and asparagus. Placed together, an item that is at the top of your farmer’s market shopping list. You must enjoy local asparagus during its short run at the markets, because the taste, and the color, and the texture is superior to any asparagus purchased at your grocer’s. Unless, of course, your neighborhood grocer carries local.