Lunches — By Ben on 20 May 2010
Rotini with Roasted Poblanos and Tomatoes

Roasted poblano pasta

In the West, we live such busy lives that sometimes we forget the importance of eating. Yes, we regard eating (you know, that act that keeps us alive and kicking) as a waste of time or something that can be skipped or done at our desks, or in front of the computer and TV. Maybe I am just old school, but I grew up in a house and a culture where meals, and having them together as a family, were the most important parts of the day, all of them.

I confess that I am guilty of eating in front of my computer or TV a lot, but that is something I have been trying to change. But I am proud to say that I haven’t been skipping meals for several months now. Breakfast is always the most important of my meals followed by lunch. Dinners for me are always small and usually not as complicated as my other meals, not that I make very complicated meals, anyway. Making simple, yet nutritious and delicious meals has helped me improve my eating habits.

And this pasta dish is just an example. I mixed leftover whole-wheat rotini with turkey sausage, olive oil, garlic and roated poblano peppers and tomatoes and some crumbled queso fresco on top. It turned out to be a very simple and delicious lunch that didn’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare.  A light and healthy lunch to face the second half the workday is the best part of my day. A quick nap after your lunch would be perfect, unfortunately this is not a perfect world, hehe.

Roasted poblano pasta

¡Buen provecho!

I am sending this dish to Presto Pasta Nights #164. The host this time around is Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook. Please visit her blog tomorrow, Friday May 21st, for the roundup.


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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(24) Readers Comments

  1. Yummie, this pasta dish looks fabulous, very tasty with all the ingredients in it, specially poblano peppers :-)

  2. This is a treat both for the table and for the lunch boxes!!! Love all the flavors!

  3. A siesta is always a welcome addition in a perfect world! This is not only healthy and simple but good for you too. Love it Ben!

  4. I've been trying to eat dinner for lunch lately. A fact that my mother refuses to understand. (She keeps inviting me over for dinner and I keep explaining to her that I ate it already. At 1pm :P )

    This pasta looks delicious! I love the roasted poblanos alongside the tomatoes. So fresh and delicious.

  5. Love any kind of pasta dish and yours looks delicious and healthy. I make similar pasta dishes with a few minor changes using local Greek cheese and bell peppers. We are still old fashioned and all the family still eat together.

  6. Hola Ben!

    A mixture of pueblano and pasta, I could imagine how delicious it taste. Looks great!

  7. Yes Ben! Now that we are bringing back the importance of meals shared with family, the nest thing we need to bring back is the siesta!!!

  8. Oh, I have to see if the green chilies in my local shop are poblanos – this looks fantastic!

  9. What a nice lunch Ben. The only thing I'm lacking is the poblnos, but our Natural Foods store usually carries them. No excuse not to try this.

  10. This looks like a nice simple and quick meal.

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