Lena started the adventure by cutting up 2 sticks of celery, half a red onion, and 2 garlic cloves.
Next we got a pot of salt water going to cook a total of 1lb of Ziti and Rigatoni pasta.
We also started frying up 1 lb of happy beef with a dash of olive oil, a little salt, pepper, ground coriander seed, and cumin, as well as separately softening the cut-up veggies in a bit more olive oil.
In the meantime Lena cut up 3 big handfuls of tomatoes.
After a few minutes we added about a half cup of veggie broth and
cut up 2 handfuls of kale.
We removed the tomato stem and whizzed up the veggies to a sauce; rounding off the great flavors with salt and pepper and adding the browned crispy meat.
Now we had all the ingredients ready: cooked pasta, shredded cheese, kale, home made tomato sauce, and a hot oven.
There it is. Baked Ziti. It came out just beautifully good looking and tasted DELICIOUS!