This dish derives its name from the color contrast of the two types of pasta. Because it mixes the earthiness of whole wheat with the familiarity of regular pasta, it's a delicious introduction to whole-grain pastas. Truffle oil adds a pleasant, earthy undertone; you can substitute extravirgin olive oil. As with all alfredo dishes, serve immediately.
This time of year, salad takes center stage. It's fast, it's fresh, and a little protein makes it a complete no-fuss meal. In this dish, the chicken is crunchy, the nectarines sweet, and the tangy dressing ties it all together. If you can't find chicken tenderloins, look for thin cutlets, which work just as well.