It must be fast and healthy. What's your favorite recipe for intense writing days?
Spaghetti a la Checca
4 large vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
4 mashed or minced cloves of garlic
1 cup very good virgin olive oil
1 cup minced fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and cover, then let ingredients "marry" for several hours at room temperature.
Cook one pound of good spaghetti noodles per instructions, drain, and then pour fresh tomato mixture over piping hot pasta. Serve immediately with fresh- grated parmesan and/or romano cheese.
Alternately for raw food lovers, the sauce works very well over cold zucchini "noodles" shredded with a mandoline or spiral cutter. Omit the cheese for a vegan version.