My friend Tess, knowing that I have become vegetarian, surprised me with a package of edamame spaghetti that she had bought at Costco.
I had never heard of it before; although, I love edamame.
The ingredients in the pasta: edamame and water! That's it! Now seriously, how could this ever taste like pasta? But it does!
If I closed my eyes and tasted this and then angel hair pasta, I doubt I could tell the difference!
It cooks quickly... 4 minutes in boiling water and then drain. Easy!
So I had a package of frozen vegetables in the freezer.
I cooked them in the microwave until almost done and then sautéed them in some olive oil and garlic in a large pan.
I also added canned, drained and rinsed cannellini beans to the vegetable mixture.
With a slotted spoon, I removed the veggies from the garlic oil and then tossed the pasta with the remaining garlic oil in the pan and plated the dish.
This is not difficult to make. It is delicious and my veggies included broccoli, carrots, red pepper, sugar snap peas, yellow squash,
green beans, and water chestnuts and you could add any leftovers you might have in the fridge.
I seasoned it further with "Olde Thompson" brand Orange and Lemon Pepper.
This contains black pepper, orange and lemon peel, dehydrated onion and garlic and citric acid and sea salt.
Look for it in the store... it is good! It comes with it's own grinder.
And now for the leftover edamame spaghetti with veggies... I will heat it with some teriyaki sauce to repurpose the dish.
I love eating and cooking this way!