Pasta is Food For the Soul

I absolutely adore pasta. I eat it far too much and am constantly looking for ways to make it interesting. I make pasta at least once a week and have come to love it more since becoming a pescetarian. This is one of my favorite ways to make it – it’s easy, healthy, and most of all, delicious!

Garlic and Vegetable Pasta

1/2 box of any kind of pasta, I like to use whole wheat or pasta made with vegetables
1 large ripe tomato
any kind of vegetable that you have lying in your fridge, I used about 6 mushrooms
3 or 4 cloves of garlic
olive oil
dried basil
Parmesan cheese
fresh basil leaves for adornment

1. Cook pasta and prep the ingredients by chopping the garlic, tomatoes, and your choice of vegetables.

2. Place a generous amount of olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add chopped garlic along with a pinch of each: salt, pepper, and dried basil.

3. Add in vegetable of choice and cook for about 3 minutes or until the veggies are a little under-cooked. The add in tomatoes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.

4.  Mix the sauce with the cooked pasta, sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top, and enjoy!