Miss Rachel’s Pantry: Easy Peasy Eat Your Veggies Dinner

A simple, vegetable pasta dish, ready in well under an hour!

Serves 4.

You’ll need:

– 1/2 of 1 spaghetti squash

–  3 TBSP Light olive oil (or grapeseed oil)

– 1/4 cup water

– 1 large tomato, diced

– 1 clove of garlic, diced small

– 1 cup of button mushrooms, sliced

– 3/4 cup asparagus, chopped

– 1 box of ziti noodles, regular or wheat

– Salt and pepper, to taste

What to do:

Set your oven to 375 degrees. Use a large serrated knife and carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half, length-wise. Remove the seeds, then take one half and put it, cut side down, in a baking dish atop the water and 1 TBSP of the oil. Roast for 45 minutes.

Heat the other TBSP of oil in a pan over low heat and add the diced tomato and garlic. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and let the tomatoes cook down for about ten minutes. Then, add the mushrooms, asparagus, and the rest of the oil. Raise the heat to a medium flame and let cook for an additional 15 minutes, while you boil your ziti.

Drain the ziti, but leave a little bit of water in the bottom of the pot. Add the tomato + vegetable mixture to the pasta. Remove the squash from the oven, and when cool enough to handle, begin scraping out the spaghetti-like meat of the squash with a fork. Add it to the pasta mix. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy your healthy dinner!

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Miss Rachel’s Pantry is a vegan personal chef, meal delivery, and catering company in Philadelphia, Pa, making real-deal homestyle food.  To contact her for more information, her blog is:www.missrachelspantry.blogspot.com and her website is: www.missrachelspantry.com

Editors note: We at friendlysuggestions.com are delighted to have Miss Rachel’s Pantry provide these recipes for all of us!  If you can’t make them yourself, do yourselves a favor, those of you in the Philly area, call her to make something for you, and/or have her provide some healthy food for your next party or event.

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