Baby Bella Medley with Mustard Sauce

This is just a really simple veg medley with a little wine and french mustard to bring it all together. 
Conclusive proof that simple can be exceptional. 

1 pint baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 poblano, diced
2 jalapenos, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium spanish onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can garbanzos, drained and rinsed
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tbls olive oil1/4 cup pinot grigio

Saute mushrooms in oil and salt. Cook the mushrooms down until they are pretty dark. Deglaze with wine. Cook off wine for 5 minutes. 

Add onions. Cook down until onions are tender and tramslucent. 

Add peppers and garlic. Keep cooking over medium low until peppers are also tender. 
Add beans, mustard and black pepper to a large heat safe bowl. 

When mushroom mixture is done cooking add it to the bowl of beans. Stir to combine.

Best Pasta

For the best tasting pasta you need to cook it in the sauce. You know how much better pasta tastes after having sat in its sauce in the fridge a while? This method will achieve that without the wait.


1/2 box pasta
1/2 jar your favorite pasta sauce
3-5 cloves garlic finely minced
3 cloves garlic peeled, uncut
1/2 a medium onion diced
1-2 any color bell peppers diced
salt pepper rosemary and oregano

Cook pasta according to package. Use a non-stick pot and add a few shakes of salt to boiling water before you add the pasta. Add uncut garlic cloves to pasta water.

When pasta is done drain and rinse.

Return hot pasta pot to hot burner and add peppers. Cook peppers for a few minutes then add onions. Cook onions for a few minutes then add minced garlic.

Cook garlic for two minutes then add your jarred pasta sauce. Stir to combine everything and cook a few minutes more.

Add your pasta and stir to coat. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often and then add spices. Cook a minute more before serving.

Instead of waiting, it tastes good right away.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan if desired. Lots of veggies make it a healthy meal. Add any veggies you love. Cook veggies in order of thickness.

Add different kinds of frozen veggies. Thaw in microwave before adding to pan.