Rustic Pasta with Chunky Vegetables
We like to call this dish “rustic pasta”. Why do we call it that? I have no clue. We even served it here in a white square bowl, which is probably the opposite of rustic. Nonetheless, something about this meal brimming with big chunky vegetables and whole wheat pasta says rustic to us. We coated the vegetable chunks and penne pasta in a tomato sauce brightened up with hints of saffron, ginger, and garlic and then gave it a creamy twist with mascarpone cheese.