The Holy Season of Lent is a time when folks may be looking for tasty, easy-to-prepare meatless meals. Over the years, The Monitor’s freelance writer Lois Rogers has created a library of meals in her Keeping the Feast column. Check out all of her recipes at:!

Pasta Primavera with mushrooms, asparagus, squash and tomatoes

This pasta dish was concocted by a good friend who saw it as a way to get as many vegetables as possible into the mouths of her children – who didn’t always enjoy their “greens.” She found the onion added a lovely amount of sweetness to the dish, and the cherry tomatoes were especially appealing to younger diners.

Any shape of pasta can be used, but small pasta – such as penne or bow ties – is preferable. Varying the vegetables according to the tastes of children is certainly OK!