Pittsburgh Guest Blogger: Parmesan Princess

Green Flash, one of the stars of Spring 2016’s hot Pantone colors, demands attention and screams confidence. This year, don’t keep your favorite Spring hues in the closet, bring them to dinner!  Green flash, 15-0146, reminds me of blanched green Spring vegetables.  There is nothing like oven roasted asparagus with a spicy, sweet finish.   Why not create a colorful, delicious dish that’s on trend!  Here is the recipe…

 Video Link in Directions How To Prep Asparagus:https://youtu.be/NniXb7zMft
Spring 2016 Hot Pantone Colors link: https://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2016&pid=11#green-flash

Chili Orange Roasted Asparagus 


1 bunch asparagus

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. honey

1 clove garlic, finely chopped


1 tbsp. chili flakes

orange zest


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Rinse and prep asparagus. (See How to Prep Asparagus Video)

Blanch asparagus by boiling for 30 seconds, removing with a slotted spoon, and submerging into an ice bath. Salt water right before adding vegetables. 

Dry with paper towels.

Add dry asparagus , olive oil, honey, and garlic to a Ziploc bag.

Toss until coated.

Place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Salt/pepper.

Bake 7-9 minutes until still crisp with roasted edges.

Remove, sprinkle with chili flakes and orange zest.  




  1. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris
    April 1, 2016 / 8:45 am


  2. Pam Scalfi
    April 1, 2016 / 8:47 am

    yum! I love this, light and filling!Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  3. Andrea Nine
    April 1, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Looks divine and a perfect side dish complement to a good meal!! YUM!!

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    April 1, 2016 / 11:39 am

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  7. Len Parent
    April 1, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    How delicious and healthy recipe!Thanks for sharing doll!Have a fabulous weekend!Much love, Lenwww.lenparent.com

  8. Straight A Style
    April 1, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Oh I've never added chili flakes to mine. I need to try that!Amy AnnStraight A Style

  9. Shannon Jenkins
    April 1, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Yum this sound so Delish! I'll have to give it a try!<3 Shannon Upbeat Soles

  10. Floortje van Cooten
    April 2, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Ohh this is so good! Asparagus are one of my favs!Xx,|| FLOORTJELOVES ||www.floortjeloves.comwww.facebook.com/floortjeloves

  11. Stylin' In St. Louis
    April 3, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    This looks so delicious and healthy!xo,JacquelineStylin In St. Louis

  12. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}
    April 4, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Ohh the orange zest sounds like such a wonderful addition to the recipe! Delish! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  13. Heidi Daoud
    April 7, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    I love asparagus! My favorite spring and summer vegetable! Looks amazing. Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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