What should you do when you feel like eating pasta but are tired of the same old spaghetti?
The solution is a lovely mix of greens, eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, hearty noodles and tangy feta cheese.
Is your mouth watering yet?
This recipe was inspired by this fellow blogger who recently celebrated National Spaghetti Day. How did I not know this day existed??
Anyway, I started this dish by asking Mr. PT (nicely, of course) to boil some rigatoni. Normally I would prefer whole wheat noodles but this is what we had in the cupboard.
I then warmed a skillet with olive oil and dropped in several handfuls of spinach leaves, 6-7 thin slices of peeled eggplant, and chopped sun dried tomatoes. After the vegetables were starting to wilt, I added a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and crushed pepper. I skipped the salt since feta cheese is pretty salty.
Once these were cooked to perfection and the pasta was ready, I tossed everything together in a bowl with about 1/4 cup feta cheese.
This was so delicious and so easy to make. Baby and I enjoyed leftovers for lunch the next day!
Combine with a 30 minute run/walk session. Walk for 5, run for 10, walk for 5 run for 10 (or the other way around if you are less of a runner).