Spaghetti alla Carbonara
In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique ensures food safety. To vary the vegetables, try green beans, asparagus or frozen peas (cook peas separately from pasta).
Equipment tip: No double boiler? Improvise by setting a large stainless-steel bowl over a pan of simmering water.
2.5 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1.5 medium-fat meat (mono)