This colorful dish was created with urgency as I was really hungry and wanted to eat something wholesome and delicious that would be ready to eat in minimal time. I was having one of those moments when I was about to grab anything in sight just to fill my belly.
A quick look in the refrigerator led me to some pre-sliced carrots from the previous day, and left over plain gemelli pasta. That was a good start. From there, I went to the pantry thinking I would grab a red onion. Instead I saw that the sweet potatoes were looking sad to the point of 'eat these soon or toss them out'. I don't like wasting food, so I grabbed the worst looking one from the bin. From here, I now had a theme of using orange vegetables, so I included an orange bell pepper from the fridge. I was in process of not only creating a quick vegetable pasta dish, but having fun doing it. Even the use of sumac to season the dish added another deep orange color as well as a wonderful note of citrus.