"Like all moms, I wear a lot of hats: mama, ranch employee, ranch wife, chief car-packer, distributor of snacks, protector of the iTunes, head chef…and the list goes on. I’m proud of what we do on our New Mexico ranch, and feel so fortunate that we will be able to raise our boys on the ranch in one of the richest traditions of our country. Most of the food in this country is raised by families just like ours, and this community is the best I’ve ever known. It’s springtime now, which in our house means it’s time for delicious, produce-heavy dishes that are light on the sauce. One of my favorite recipes to make all year, but especially in the springtime, is this Balsamic Steak Pasta." - Cassidy Johnston, rancher and author of the blog Cow Country. Cassidy lives with her husband and two sons on a cattle ranch in southeastern New Mexico.
Nutrition information per serving: 537 Calories; 12.3 g Fat (3.7 g Saturated Fat; 5.9 g Monounsaturated Fat); 73 mg Cholesterol; 919 mg Sodium; 63 g Carbohydrate; 5.4 g Fiber; 39 g Protein; 11.1 mg Niacin; 0.9 mg Vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.7 mg Iron; 70 mcg Selenium; 6.5 mg Zinc; 120.2 mg Choline.