Food and the City: Pasta with Peas and Tomato

February 27, 2013

Pasta with Peas and Tomato




If you had an Italian grandmother growing up, you probably ate this once a week. Don't lie to me. I already know you did. Its chapter 4 of the Italian Grandmother handbook. "Must feed grandchildren obnoxious amounts of pasta with peas." Yeeeea I'm on to you grandmothers of the world. Don't think I don't know.

And since obviously my grandmother was the best cook on thee entire planet, how could I ever deny it? I couldn't and thats why I'm thinking thats where this crazy obsession to pasta and bread came from and its just.not.fair. Ugh.

Gained 10 pounds recently? Blame your grandma.


Oh my God, don't be me. How embarrassing is this pathetic excuse for a blog? I left the sticker on the tomato. GUYS I LEFT THE STICKER ON THE TOMATO. There is no reason why this should be done. Unless, of course, you're too busy watching Matt Bomer on White Collar while sou chef'in it by yourself, then its ok. Because everybody knows anything done while in the hypnosis state Matt Bomer puts you in automatically gets a free pass.


Oh and I think I found something that Mr. D could actually have a full conversation with me about while sitting at the dinner table instead of the usual awkward 6 year relationship silence that only slightly gets interrupted by his disgusting man noises and barely english sentences since he has 45lbs of food stuffed in his face. Because quite frankly he wouldn't shut the heck up about how much he, too, used to eat this so much as a child and how great his grandmother used to make it and yada yada yada.

I see you, grandmothers.


Oh and if you had a grandmother that couldn't make it to the weekly meetings about ruining their grandchildren's diets forever, you should totally make and try this out for yourself! Its light, fresh, and just makes your stomach smile.

If stomaches could smile.


Pasta with Peas and Tomato 

1lb Gemelli Pasta (or pasta of choice)
1 whole Tomato, chopped
1 whole Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Can of Sweet Peas
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 Tablespoon Black Pepper
1/4 Tablespoon Salt
5-6 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook and drain your pasta according to the package. Set aside.
In a saucepan, add in the contents of your canned peas. Bring to a boil, drain the liquid, and set peas aside. In a skillet with olive oil on medium heat, add in your onion and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes, then add in your tomato. Mix to combined, allowing tomato to heat through and for juices to run.

Add in your cooked pasta and peas, then sprinkle on your black pepper, salt, and chopped basil leaves. Toss well to combined. Transfer to a serving bowls and enjoy!