Last week my family and I rented a beautiful home in the Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara. The house was set high up in the hills and overlooked the Santa Barbara and Ventura County coastline. We had a pool, hot tub, BBQ, a breathtaking view (pictures to come!), so naturally we didn't want to leave our lavish digs.
Since there were usually between six and eight of us for dinner, we wanted to plan meals that were simple and could feed a large group of people. I scoured through some of my favorite cookbooks to find some tasty, family style recipes. This pasta dish was adapted from one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks, Love and Lemons by Jeanine Donofrio. Jeanine's recipe uses roasted brussel sprouts which would be delicious, but brussel sprouts really make my IBS symptoms flair up. You can honestly throw in whatever vegetables you fancy and substitute ingredients depending on what's in season. We easily doubled this recipe and had leftovers to take on our picnic lunch in wine country the following day.