Don’t Miss the Meat

I’m a meat eater and love it.

Sometimes I will make a vegetarian dish that while I am making it I think about where is it “missing” the meat. Many times when I finally taste the dish, I can see where it is “missing”.

I predicted that a little chicken would be the missing ingredient here, and while you could add it, it truly would be adding. Nothing is missing here. Try it without.

Tomato and Basil Pasta

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Fresh tomatoes off the vine are the key to the flavor.

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So simple and quick.

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The stars of the show chopped and ready to go.

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My big pasta dish once again put to use.

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Love it!

Tomato and Basil Pasta


4 medium tomatoes, diced (4 C.)
2 tsp. dried basil, or 2 T. fresh (chopped)
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
6 oz. uncooked angel hair pasta
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Mix the first five ingredients and let set at room temperature at least 1 hour. Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions and drain. Top pasta with tomato mixture. Serve immediately and top with Parmesan cheese (optional).


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Categories: Cheese3, Italian, kosher, Main Dish 3, Pasta, Recipes, vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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