Amazing Summer Rainbow Spaghetti with Roast Chicken

Summer is always the best time of year for me and my family to make healthier food choices.  I find it hard to resist the bright colors and allure of colorful produce in season.  When the produce is appealing to the senses and to one politics so much the better.  When I purchase my produce at Dylamato’s Market, I’m not only choosing delicious, healthy food for my family but I am also choosing to support and promote an oasis of fresh food in a nationally declared food desert AND (and this is a big AND) supporting micro businesses for working mom’s like myself who otherwise would not have work.

Start with great, locally sourced raw produce, of which Dianne has plenty.  On this particular visit to Dylamato’s I was inspired by:

Delicious Garlic Scapes

Delicious Garlic Scapes

 

 

Amazing Rainbow Chard

Amazing Rainbow Chard

Meanwhile, in the fridge I had a very nice whole chicken waiting to be prepared.  I rinsed it, coated it lightly with extra virgin olive oil and put it in my oven to roast.  Then I put on a pot of water to boil for the pasta.

Next, I sauteed the scapes IMG_20150617_174642While they simmered slowly in the pan, perfuming my home with an almost indescribable aroma of subtle garlic, I chopped the chard.

Chopped Rainbow Chard

The chopped rainbow chard was added to pan to mingle with the scapes.

Sauteeing Rainbow Chard

Sauteeing Rainbow Chard

In a separate pan I put together a simple tomatos sauce using crushid tomatoes and Extra virgin olive oil.

I basted the chicken with some of the sauce

Roast Chicken in Tomato Sauce

Roast Chicken in Tomato Sauce

and set the rest aside for the spaghetti.  When the pasta was ready I tossed it in the sauce to coat and then added my sauteed scapes and chard. E Voila!

Summer Rainbow Spaghetti

Summer Rainbow Spaghetti

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