One Pot Pasta, With Spicy Tamari Sauce

gluten free dinner made easySo that Lunar Party I mentioned? We couldn’t go because of the freezing rain and ice we got. I was pretty bummed not just because I missed out on the food but the friends and laughter! I wasn’t even able to make it to the store to get the supplies I wanted to use for my dish. Another time.

So improvisation! Which is cool because I imagine many people open their fridge/pantry and ask “What do I make?” “What is nutritious/delicious and fast because we’re hungry now?”gluten free pasta

I pulled pasta, some veg, and seasonings out and decided to try something new. Normally I would make everything separately and then add them all together at the end. This time because I was trying to fix something fast so we could resume “House of Cards” (Did you binge watch the season too?!?!?!) I threw everything into the same pan. And lo and behold it worked out pretty well.

gluten free fast dinnerWhat also worked great was using precut veggies. Generally I am ahem frugal (perhaps in this one instance?) and buy the whole veggie when possible. But I’ve noticed something this winter: Precut is pretty swell.

  • we should all eat more veggies
  • we are all busy people
  • shortcuts can be incredibly helpful

Ergo, I may be changing my thoughts on precut veggies. It is nice to know they are an option when one is short on time or patience.healthy fast dinner

One Pot Pasta: Asian Inspired
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One Pot Pasta with brown rice pasta, broccoli, garlic, peppers, and a spicy tamari sauce. Quick and easy.
Recipe type: Savory, Dinner
Cuisine: Asian Inspired
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 servings pasta
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 TBS Rice Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Gluten Free Tamari Sauce
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • 1 TBS Sriracha
  • 2 servings broccoli florets
  • ½ cup bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 scallion, thinly chopped
  • dash of sesame seeds (optional)
  1. In a large skillet add water, pasta, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring to boil and cook 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a small bowl whisk the rice vinegar, tamari sauce, honey, and sriracha.
  4. Add the broccoli and bell pepper to the skillet.
  5. Stir in the sauce. Top with scallions and sesame seeds if using.
  6. Serve!