Well helloooo internet friends! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here. I wish I could say that I’ve been cooking and that I have lots of new recipes to share, but that would be a lie. Not only have I not had time to blog, I haven’t had time to cook. I can’t remember the last time I made anything other than grilled cheese or cereal. It’s been a busy spring. Good busy though! I’ve been over indulging in french fries, beers, chips and salsa, and peanut butter and jellies.
However, it’s time to get back in the kitchen and start eating clean again! I finally have a week with no plans so I went to Wegman’s yesterday, spent half my paycheck on produce and seafood and welp, now here I am.
Tonight I made a delicious spring pasta dish that’s light and super easy to make. I was originally planning to make a salad with tilapia, but then I was like you know what. Maybe I shouldn’t rush into this whole healthy eating thing too quickly. Maybe I should ease myself back into it and meet in the middle with a nice comforting pasta. Just kidding. Really, I couldn’t handle the thought of my apartment smelling like fish for the rest of the night.
Anyway, here’s the recipe. I’m trying to make this quick… I only have about 13 minutes until the Real Housewives of Orange County starts. Priorities, people!
SPRING PASTA WITH TOMATOES
- About 6 ounces of thin spaghetti, angel hair or capellini pasta (about half a box)
- 2-3 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup of chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1/4 cup of chopped basil
- 1-2 tbps of olive oil
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (I used two but I think it was too much)
- Salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and crushed red pepper (optional) to taste
- Fresh grated parmesan cheese to taste (optional)
Cook pasta according to package instructions. (I like to add a lot of salt and a little bit of olive oil to my water when I make pasta.) Drain well.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add more or less oil, cheese, salt and peppers as needed. Can be eaten warm or cold.
See, I told you it was easy! And I still have 5 minutes until RHOOC! #teamGretchen