Salad Week – Day 4: Sometimes Lettuce Just Isn’t Enough

After a somewhat mediocre lunch of sliced mango and string cheese, I felt like a salad just wasn’t gonna cut it. I am still fully commited to my ‘not gonna get fast food crap if I can cook at home’ kick, so I decided a quick spicy marinara was just the thing.

I opened a can of crushed tomatoes, added some chicken stock, salt, pepper.. some fresh basil, and red pepper flakes. I tossed with some rigatoni for spicy deliciousness!

Admittedly this was a lazy dinner, but it was still fabulous once I coated everything heavily in grated parmesan.

Quick. Spicy. Awesome.


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4 Responses to Salad Week – Day 4: Sometimes Lettuce Just Isn’t Enough

  1. Madhu says:

    Just the kind of meal I like on days I am too lazy to cook šŸ™‚

  2. Ben says:

    I’m a big ole pasta whore and read recipes more than is probably healthy. You surprised me with chicken stock. How much vs. the tomato and what did it add?
    This is an actual request for information that might interrupt my streak of frivolous comments on your site so I feel the need to add “Poop!”

    • I got so confused by your request for actual information that I almost unapproved your comment and slammed the laptop closed. I decided to tough it out. Go me.

      I used a 4:1 ratio for the tomatoes vs stock. It adds depth if you’re not planning on simmering with wine, meat, or some other flavor enhancing goodness. Also helps get rid of the canned taste when you’re too lazy to use real tomatoes.

      Also, I was out of beef stock. I’dve used that first.

      oh and yes.. on an unrelated front.

      poop, indeed.

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