When you’re in the mood for a pasta/bean dish, here’s a healthy, easy recipe you might enjoy. I say it’s easy because minimal chopping is required (but you do have to boil pasta).

Santa Fe Penne is a free recipe from the Forks Meal Planner website (recipe by Darshana Thacker). Here’s the link plus a video. I’ve made it a couple times, and we do enjoy it. But…..

….it does need something extra, either a bit of heat or additional spice.

I used this Low-Sodium Seasoned Sea Salt product with good results, but I’m sure you could use whatever spices (or hot sauce?) you prefer. Let us know what you think if you give this one a try.


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Cyd Notter
Cyd Notter is a graduate of the Center for Nutrition Studies, a past newspaper columnist, and a certified instructor for several dietary therapy courses (The Starch Solution, Food Over Medicine, and Women’s Health). As the author of The “Plan A” Diet: Combining Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition with the Timeless Wisdom of Scripture, Cyd illustrates the correlations between biblical principles and healthy eating, and provides readers with effective strategies for taking an active role in their health. She offers a variety of educational and cooking classes, provides nutritional coaching on both individual and corporate levels, and speaks to local groups. She’s currently developing an online Transformation System in order to help those struggling with chronic health or weight issues to finally achieve long-term success. She and her husband live in Illinois, where they enjoy outdoor activities, classic movies, and old Volkswagens.