Pasta
Carbon Reducing Way

Pasta
Carbon reducing way

Cooking Pasta

In general, for pasta with some kind of sauce be it pesto, tomato, or a vegetable combination, we use roughly 2 1/2-3 oz per person. The actual amount to use will depend on who’s eating. For example, if there are many men at a meal, because men tend to eat more than women, then be generous with the amount of pasta made.

*Note- Energy Saving Tip
Once the water comes to a boil, add your pasta and let it return to a boil. After two minutes of boiling, put the lid on the pot and turn off the heat. Let the pot sit on the burner (if it’s electric then there will be residual heat that may require you to periodically adjust the lid for the first 5 minutes) for at least 30 minutes. After this time, your pasta will be ready. You need to plan ahead so that you’re not waiting until 20 minutes before serve up to cook the pasta.
This tip is especially helpful when cooking pasta on hot Summer days without air conditioning in the kitchen, and it will cut down the cost on energy bills and at the same time reduce the carbon footprint.

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