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A Totally Unexpected Pasta
We'd swear there was heavy cream, or at least a generous amount of cheese, in this dish from Corky Pollan (mom of food writer Michael Pollan) and her daughters Lori, Dana and Tracy. Actually, though, the thick and rich sauce gets its heft—and loads of nutrition—from avocado. The other ingredients are basil, garlic, lemon and pine nuts, which give the plate a more Mediterranean than Mexican vibe.

Get the recipe: Creamy Avocado Pasta with Toasted Pine Nuts