I made this strictly by the recipe and it was AWESOME! The unique combination of sweet a flavors (sweet potatoes) blend well with all of the other flavors. I did use Fideo cut spagehetti, which was the only change that I made based on the previous review that it was hard to eat because the noodles fall off of the spoon, and since we do not have any little children, we did not have the need to suck the broth through the noodle, which I am sure the kids would have fun with. The only change I MAY make the next time I make this - and this is purely because I am a mushroom fanatic, not because the recipe needs the extra flavor in anyway - is add some portabella mushrooms! I must say though that I used LEFTOFTOVER (already cooked) Pork ribs AND I only marinated for 2 hours because I failed to look at the recipe ahead of time! I can only imagine how it would taste had I marinated it for at least the 4 hours that it recommended! My husband does not even know that it is low calorie and loved it! I will be making ALOT in the future!
Definitely a unique combination of flavors not native to the American palate. It took a few bites to get used to the sweet broth, but we liked it the more we ate. I left out the sweet potato and spinach and replaced it with beefy creminis and kale (it was on-hand). I also cut the pasta (called "bucati" at Trader Joe's) into 1-inch sections after cooking (made them look like boxed mac n cheese noodles). It was fun b/c you could suck the broth through the noodles like a straw...fun for kids. Otherwise it would be a huge mess to eat b/c the noodles fall off your spoon. Skipped the bacon and added a tsp of ham demi glace. Overall, very tastey and a good use of pork.