Wednesday - Writing Recipe of the Day

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.


Dana Fredsti said...

Yumska!!! That sounds so good...and you could also have it with a spaghetti squash if you don't want the carbs from the pasta.

I have a dish that's just gourmet sausages chopped up into disks cooked with chopped up tomatoes in olive oil and spices (I like dill and basil and pepper). I cook the sausage till it's brown, add the tomatoes and saute 'em with teh sausages till they're hot and mushy, then add feta cheese at the very end.

Dani said...

Yum, that sounds good, too! And fast. Fast is everything when you're writing, but good is nice, too.

Anonymous said...

Vegetarian Sushi. I have sticky rice already boiled & ready (two cups cooked lasts for a couple days). I have the seaweed, tofu, and tamari in stock always, and I use Kim Chee (spicy marinated Bok Choy, a Korean delicacy) as the fun ingredient. It takes only a minute whip up a delectable roll, slice it into bite-size munchies, then I'm back at my keyboard, happily pounding away with my mouth full. Rather than saki (I try to write sober) I wash it down with a lo-carb Monster Energy drink.

Dani said...

Hey, Marv, there are some great kimchee recipes in The Joy of Pickling cookbook. It's some yummy stuff contrary to popular belief. I love Vietnamese lettuce wraps, too. Another easy peasy meal.