Pasta Recipe

Another "clean out the 'fridge" for dinner night. I made this vegetable pasta dish, and here's how it goes:

Put a pot of water on to boil. While the water is heating dice a half of an onion, a half of a red pepper, and two tomatoes. Chop a small head of broccoli and mince two cloves of garlic.

Heat a few tablespoons of virgin olive oil in a skillet, then add the onion and pepper; saute until translucent but not browned. Add the garlic with a little crushed red pepper, fennel seed, and some basil and oregano. Saute for a minute or two longer. Stir in the broccoli and tomato, saute for a minute or two to bring out flavor, then add a cup of chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Cook for about ten minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half.

Boil the pasta and drain it. Add it to the pan and cook over low heat for a minute or so (to absorb some of the flavors of the sauce). Season with a little salt. Shred some cheddar into the pan, add a little Parmesan if you like. Stir to melt the cheese, and enjoy.