Wanting to make a simple and quick dinner, I resorted to cooking a tasty pasta dish with chicken ham, mushrooms and sliced cabbage. Totally loved the cabbage as it gives so much natural sweetness to the sauce. To add a bit of peppery taste, I have included some chopped capsicum.
Cooking pasta is really very fast and easy - almost a fool-proof dish. For some, the fastest way is to just dump all the ingredients into the sauce, let it simmer before adding in the cooked pasta.
However, I usually like to "treat" each ingredient individually first before combining them altogether as this additional step plays a very important role to build up the fragrance and flavour. For instance, pan-fried the ham until golden brown and sweating the vegetables and mushrooms. A bit more time consuming though, but I find this an opportunity to clean up the kitchen while waiting.
Tomato-based pasta sauce
Pepper & salt to taste