dried tomatos

  • Wade: If you're on the sun, sun-dried tomatoes are just tomatoes.
  • Peter: Wouldn't they just be dried tomatoes, because they're still not normal tomatoes?
  • Wade: Ok so I just Googled this and turns out there aren't any tomatoes on the sun so it looks like we're both wrong, but more importantly you're wrong
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whole wheat penne pasta (in a cream sauce) with chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

one pot wonder that is magical, flavorful, and delectable.

Ingredients

¾ box whole wheat penne pasta 

1 lb chicken breast, cut into large chunks 

2 tbsp minced garlic 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 jar sun-dried tomatoes (in oil) 

2 cups spinach

½ cup + 2 tbsp cup heavy cream

A little of the starchy cooking water from the pasta

2 tsp cornstarch

Seasoning mix of red chili flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper, dried basil, and parsley 

1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese)

Directions

In a large pot, boil water (salt it) and cook pasta to package instructions (usually 8 minutes or so until al dente)

In a deep skillet with high sides, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.

When the oil comes to temperature, add in the chicken and garlic, season, and cook until the chicken begins to turn light brown.

Once the chicken is partially cooked, add in the sun-dried tomatoes and oil and reduce the heat to medium low. Let the chicken and tomatoes cook for a few minutes

At this point, the pasta should be close to completion. Drain the pasta and reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water

Once the tomatoes have developed a little more color (darkened), add in the spinach and cover with a lid and let it wilt.

Once the spinach has wilted, add in the heavy cream, cornstarch, and cooking water. Let the sauce thicken over the course of a few minutes.

Once the sauce has thickened, add in the pasta, stir so that the sauce coats each noodle

Garnish with red pepper flakes and fresh grates Parmigiano Reggiano and serve

Enjoy!

  • Nursey: If you're on the sun then sun-dried tomatoes are just tomatoes.
  • Dex: Wouldn't they be dried tomatoes? They're still not normal tomatoes.
  • [later]
  • Nursey: I asked Bitty, and he says there are no tomatoes on the sun. So, it looks like we're both wrong, but more importantly, you're wrong.

My lunch from today-yes this is completely vegan👍. If you’re having one of those days where you just want to sit and eat your feelings I would totally recommend this vegan alfredo pasta😋  For the sauce I used rice milk (but you can use any plant-based milk that is unsweetened otherwise the sauce may be a bit sickly), nutritional yeast and some flour and added sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, penne pasta and some spinach (for #health 😉 ). P.S. my little non-vegan brother ate half of the entire pot so this so you know it’s just as good if not better than the real thing hehe 🐮

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It is the most beautiful sunny but very cold day, and as I became sick on sunday, I craved a tomato soup and an avocado dried tomato sandwich 😁😊❤🍅🍴☀🍞