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Freshie Faves: You will be in love with Amore pastes

We all need a little flavor boost now and again. So where can you turn when your chicken has lost its pizzazz or your pasta has terribly lack luster? Well, we have the perfect answer that is easy, quick and affordable!

Stock up on Amore pastes- which are all natural concentrated flavor in a tube. These tiny marvels are imported from Italy where knowing good food is in their blood and a national honor. Very few things are as handy as a product that can settle in your fridge for many moons laying in wait to add electrifying flavor in a moment’s notice. Don’t’ forget to store in your refrigerator after opening. They are slim and trim so finding a nook for them to live should not be hard. Each tube has equivalencies, making it easy to add the right amount to your existing recipes. You have tomato, sun dried tomato, pesto, garlic and anchovy to choose from or include them all in your culinary arsenal.

Here is a plethora of ways to use:

Canapés = spread pesto, garlic or a tomato paste on as a flavor base

Salad dressings = mix into your own vinegar dressing or premade dressing to punch up the intensity

Custom spread =  combine pesto, garlic, sun dried tomato into soft cheeses and other dairy products (cream cheese, goat cheese, mascarpone, sour cream, yogurt) to make colorful, zesty spreads

Veggies = toss in a little squeeze of garlic and pesto while sautéing vegetables

Amore Pasta with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Herbs – Amore Herb Paste, fresh vegetables, and whole wheat pasta make this a satisfying and healthy meal.

1 1/2 lbs broccoli, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tbs Amore Garlic Paste
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tsp Amore Pesto Paste
1 lb whole wheat or white penne

Bring a large pot of water to boiling.

Add salt to taste. Add the broccoli and cook 5 minutes. Remove it with a slotted spoon.

Bring the water back to a boil.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Stir in the Amore Garlic Paste. Add the broccoli and tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tender.

Stir in the Amore Pesto Paste.

Add the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring often, until tender. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

Add the pasta to the skillet and toss well. Add some of the cooking water if the pasta seems dry. Serve hot and thoroughly enjoy!