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Hotel Dinner #2

Another night, another homemade dinner without the home but a hotel room… We have been having a delightful time scenting the hotel hallways with vegan food daily but I keep forgetting to share it all with you. Here’s another dinner I made with freshly grown produce from our farmer’s market here in Fredericksburg, VA.

2 zucchini (any kind), sliced or diced
½ box pasta, any kind but we used rotini (Hubby favorite)
2 vegan sausages (or 4 if you are really hungry), sliced or diced
½ onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, sliced or minced
Pinch of red pepper flakes (only if you want a little heat but totally optional)
2 tbsp olive oil

Stove:
1. Cook pasta al dente according to pkg.
2. In a frying pan, go ahead and toss the sausage, zucchini, red pepper flakes and onion until everything is golden brown. Add the garlic about half way through the browning process.
3. When everything is cooked just the way you like it, add the pasta and tad ah you have dinner. You can also drizzle a little extra olive oil on top and sprinkle with vegan cheese if you would like. Additionally, I don’t really like to cook with too much salt or pepper but you can go ahead and sprinkle away if that’s your thing.

Microwave:
1. Place a large microwave safe bowl in the microwave filled with about 5-6 cups of water (depending on how much pasta you will be using). Bring the water to a boil, it might take around 5 minutes but depends on the size of microwave. Drain the pasta and set aside.
2. Place the pasta into the boiling water. Place a plate over the top of the bowl, slightly a jarred to let out a little steam of you have only a plastic plate available.
3. Take the chopped zucchini, onion, sausage, and garlic and place on a deep plate or bowl. Add around ¼ cup water to the ingredients. Place in the microwave and heat everything all the way through. It should take about 3-5 minutes, again depending on your microwave.
4. Add the steamed ingredients to the pasta bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil and stir well.

Note: When using the microwave the texture will be slightly different than compared to the stove version but it still works and your family gets a delightfully nutritious meal.

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