Meatless Monday Meal

Hey there friends!  I know, I’ve been MIA on the blogging scene for a few months (it’s my thing.  I do that sometimes) but now I’m back!  You can all release the breath you’ve been holding.

So guess what?  I have a recipe for you fine folks.

I came up with this little dish a few weeks ago while remembering my fondness for my former employer’s White Bean and Spinach soup.  It was super delicious and gave me the idea for this meatless meal.  I also took this to my family in Tennessee on my road trip last week where it received the Grandma Seal of Approval. 

So there’s some fierce street cred for ya. 

Let’s get started.  First thing’s first:  gather your ingredients

(Note: there should also be a teaspoon of olive oil pictured here, but I forgot to add the bottle to the photo.  Yes, husband/photographer, you were right.  I was wrong.  I said it.)


Start your water a’boiling and drain your white beans.


Julienne the roasted reds and sundried tomatoes.


While your pasta is cooking, roast your garlic in the olive oil.

And wilt your spinach.

(Note: use more spinach than you think you’ll need.  It shrivels up fast and you will need a lot to mix with the beans and other veggies.)


Add in the white beans, peppers, and tomatoes.

(Omigod.  So pretty.)


Reduce heat and cover for 5-10 minutes while the pasta finishes cooking.


Strain the pasta

(Husband/photographer thought this was a superfluous photo…but it’s just nice, y’know?)


Toss veggie topping together and spoon over a serving of pasta.


You can also top with parmesan cheese….which we do not have.  Much to Moxie’s disappointment.

No, seriously.  She’s obviously pissed. 

 

But my belly is happy, and so is my husband…who was paid for his photography skills in healthy, delicious pasta.

 

Ingredients:

(Serves 2-4)

-Whole wheat pasta—I used linguine but I don’t want to tell you how to live your life

-1 Jar roasted red peppers

-1 jar sundried tomatoes (if you can get them pre-julienned, go for it.  Save a step.)

-1 bag baby spinach

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 tablespoon minced garlic

-1 can white beans

-Grated parmesan cheese

(which, as stated above, I did not have)

 

 

Hope you've enjoyed your Meatless Monday!

All photos are, of course, courtesy of the sexiest photographer on the scene: Jeremy Jeziorski  Both my life and my blog would suck without him.