The Best Vegan Gluten Free Pasta Ever!

While I was in Oregon my aunt whipped me up this amazing pasta dinner. I swear, when you’re a foodie/ person who loves to cook these kinda things just come so natural and taste WAY better when they do it. The pasta is so simple, yet SO good and flavorful. Even Mike had couple bites and loved it! I tried to make a version of this on my own once I got home and it definitely didn’t taste as good… but, I think this dish is one I’m going to learn to perfect.


Brown rice penne (Trader Joes)
Olive oil
Sea salt
Black pepper
Red chili flakes
Sundried Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives

1. Boil brown rice penne in salted water. Takes about 8 minutes. Rinse pasta under cold water and let sit.
2. Saute garlic, red chili flakes, and olive oil until garlic yellows.
3. Throw in the cut broccolini.
4. Once the broccolini has cooked a little, toss in the sundried tomatoes and kalamata olives.
5. Add pasta once your veggies are tender.
6. Salt and pepper to taste.
7. Sprinkle some basil and drizzle olive oil on top and serve!



  1. July 31, 2013 / 9:17 am

    Ha! Food always tastes good when someone else prepares it. Why is that?! That being said, can I come over for dinner? ;) xx

    • Crystalin
      July 31, 2013 / 9:18 am

      @Kate- haha, right?! Yes, come on over anytime ;)

  2. July 31, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    That looks pretty darn close to what we made here. The only thing missing is me! I wonder if it’s the cook or the company that make the food tastes better? Hmmmm.

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