5 comments on “#MeatlessMonday 2009 Nude & Eco-Cheap Cooking Initiative Recipe 8: Tomato Pasta

  1. Sigh…I’m so sad that tomatoes are essentially a non-event this summer on the East Coast due to the blight–while we see beautiful looking tomatoes at the farmers markets, they are all from hothouses, and to me (or my husband) not worth the $6/lb price. I lament this more because this dish looks really great.

    I wonder if adding some garbanzos would add a little more heft without feeling too much? Years ago, when I lived alone (right after moving to New Haven, but before the husband was cooking for us on a nightly basis) I tried adding beans to pasta and it was way too much–but I can’t imagine that a reasonable amount wouldn’t go well…

  2. First of all, my condolences. We thought our crop was horrible. Then we realized the dog was eating all of them. Next year: tomato fence!!!

    As for the garbanzo beans…I love the idea. We eat them here like they’re going out of style. I think making a puree and adding them to the oil olive (with some extra would be brilliant.) And cheap. Totally in the spirit of the challenge. Thank you!

  3. Hi Chris-

    Joey here, from Meatless Monday. I just wanted to reach out and thank you for all your terrific Meatless Monday posts you’ve done over the past couple weeks. We really appreciate foodie bloggers like you that help to spread the word about how one small change can spell a drastic improvement for your personal health as well as the health of our planet.

    If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out our website http://www.meatlessmonday.com. Meatless Monday is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, so we have health and nutrition articles as well as tons of meatless recipes that you’re welcome to try. (Although the recipes you have blogged about sound so tasty, you clearly don’t need any help. I’d love it if you wanted to submit any to me for feature on the site, crediting you and linking to the Blog Well Done.)

    I’d love to be in more direct communication with you so we can better coordinate outreach. If you’re interested in continuing Meatless Monday posts please email me back at [email removed to prevent spammers from getting it]!

    Happy Blogging,

    Joey Lee
    Executive Assistant
    Meatless Monday

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