Monday, January 3, 2011

Mediterranean Pasta

The first week night of the year and I decided to go with something full in flavors and pretty simple to make out of staples from my pantry. I'm a sucker for one pot cooking and this pasta dish had everything I was craving.

Tartness of artichoke hearts, sweetness of roasted red peppers, salty kalamata olives, chicken, garlic, oregano and whole wheat penne. Sounds like delicious music to me.

And yes, those are staples in my pantry. I fell in love with the Mediterranean people, food, wine, and culture during my visits and believe one should have cupboards filled with what you love. Giggle.

You can get the artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers in bulk jars at Costco. They store nicely in the fridge once opened. Score!

The only thing missing was a glass of red wine and conversation.


  1. YUMMO!!! I had a Mediterranean antipasto with supper tonight... artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, chickpeas, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parsley and pepper. We are on the same wavelength I think LOL

  2. Sounds like it giggle. We'll have to make plans soon to join each other. :)

  3. Definitely! And I still want you to show me your homemade pasta recipe :-)