Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yummy Dinner and Veganist Giveaway

Last night we were running errands after Eric got off from work and as a result we got home a bit later than expected. I had planned a dinner that would take at least an hour to make, but we were all hungry so I ran out to the garden and grabbed a few odds and ends.


I had a small zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano from the garden. Everything else I happened to have on hand.


  • 1 box of whole grain rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1-2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. chopped basil and oregano (just a mix, I went a bit heavier on the basil)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (more to taste) minced
  • 1 jar of oil packed sun dried tomatoes chopped, most of the oil drained
  • 1 crown broccoli divided into bite sized florets
  • 1 small eggplant, chopped
  • 1 small jar of marinated artichokes chopped, drained
  • 1 can white beans, drained

Cook the rotini and set aside in colander. Meanwhile in a big pot heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onion and cook until it becomes slightly translucent. Add the basil and oregano. Mix. Add the broccoli and eggplant. Cook, stirring occasionally. Add more olive oil if things start to dry out.Once the broccoli is bright green and tender and the eggplant is soft add the rotini, artichoke hearts, and white beans. Mix and serve hot.
*I would have liked to add some crushed red pepper, but I have a husband who hates spice.
*Also, pine nuts would be good.

I served mine with a simple salad of heirloom tomatoes, slivered almonds, mixed baby greens and a simple vinaigrette.

Now, don't forget to check out the post from yesterday. There is still time to enter the awesome giveaway.


elizabeth said...

looks so yummy! aren't fresh veggies awesome??
i have a whole pile of tomatoes here . . . i might roast them, then freeze for future meals . . .

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Susan S said...

That looks wonderful! It is no wonder that Cordelia went crazy for it, including the "little trees".

Victoria said...

Oh now! Those are my kind of odds and ends!!! Yum!

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