Day 1 of the Buzzfeed Trader Joe's $20 Vegan Week Challenge is something I don't make often enough. A good old bowl of pasta!... Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Pasta to be exact!
I went with organic quinoa & brown rice pasta and it was excellent! I enjoyed the simplicity of roasted tomatoes, peppers and garlic.
I felt like I needed to kick it up a bit so I added truffle salt & Go Veggie! grated parmesan style topping.
Kind friends keep bringing us zucchini from the garden. I'm so grateful since I planted late and didn't get any in this year and it's one of my favorite veggies! I was looking for some new dishes to try out and came across one from Vegetarian Times that sounded easy enough for a weeknight dinner. I didn't have exactly everything on hand so I improvised with some of that Clock Shadow Creamery Quark I picked up on a recently.
8 oz dry pasta (2 cups) I used a long twisted noodle called Strozzapreti
4 small zucchini, julienned (4 cups)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup quark
1/2 torn fresh basil (with this hot weather my basil was looking sad so I used half fresh and half dried and still turned out great)
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; add zucchini to pasta water 1 minute before end of cooking time.
Meanwhile, whisk together garlic and ricotta in large bowl. Drain zucchini and pasta, and add to ricotta mixture. Stir in basil, and season with salt and pepper.
is the smallest kitchen ever. We used to watch those decorating shows that said they were doing small kitchens and then could see that 4 of my kitchens would fit in their "small kitchens".