I’ve never been a fan of whole wheat pasta, but I had some recently that seemed much better than what I’ve eaten in the past. It was Fresh Market brand, given to me in a gift basket by our friend Candace. I prepared it with some sauteed collard greens, shallots, and raisins (sort of a Sicilian/North African thing). It was rustic, toothsome, and satisfying.
I served it with a fruit salad thrown together from some stuff we had laying around- mango, apples, citrus, etc. I dressed it with some lemon juice and a splash of Cointreau.
Protein came in the form of a pork tenderloin- seasoned, seared in a cast iron skillet, and finished in the oven.