I love Pinterest…I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t. I have friends that overwhelmed with it. I have friends that use it as a search engine instead of a filing system. I even have friends who don’t know about it or don’t get it. But no one says “I hate Pinterest”…right. Ok, maybe I heard that once but it was followed with “I was up all night pinning.” So that isn’t hate…that is an overdose of love.
Anyways. One of my favorite boards to pin on is “recipes” and I’ve even been known to try them from time to time. But are they proven? Some recipes have been pinned and repined by friends and friends of friends and become a Pinterest sensation and none of us have even tried it…it just looks good. So from time to time I’m going to post on a recipe I first pinned and then finally proved pin worthy.
This may be my very favorite recipe I’ve pinned so far. You put tomato and basil in the title of any recipe and it is going to be pinned by this gal. In one week I made it twice. (in the company of different folks) The first time I made it was for my family. My husband is a recovering picky eater (RPE) so sometimes he needs to be reminded what he may like about a meal and encouraged about how far he has come. I made it the first time and it was a little spicy (Red Pepper Flakes) so in my version of the recipe I’ve reduced it to a pinch. I also didn’t have vegetable broth so I used chicken broth. (It tasted just as good.)
The second time I didn’t really make it, I suggested my friends make it when we went to visit brand new baby Easton and his beautiful mother. My friend Tara did a great job and it tasted wonderful especially surrounded by such great friends.
What I love about this dish: One pot – very easy clean up. It’s hearty even for RPE who raise an eyebrow at a meal without meat outside the confines of Lent. It is also dairy free (if you don’t garnish with parmesan – I don’t know why you wouldn’t unless you couldn’t)
Here is the link to the site of the original pin: One Pot Wonder
Here is a Ppdf (Pretty PDF) of the recipe: One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta