Posts Tagged ‘pasta sauce’

In the past month I have developed what one would call a “common-law” relationship with my roommate…The only thing we haven’t done is open a joint bank account and quite frankly, I think it should stay that way.  Especially after seeing the Ikea bill she racked up yesterday.

But she assures me all of those boxes were necessary.

Anyways…I find myself mid-day suddenly concerned about whether or not Kelly found something for lunch in the fridge or what on earth I am going to make us for dinner.

Today was no exception…Especially during my 6 hour lecture that went from being about photography to largely about the prof, himself. 

While he spoke on how great he is, I had lentils on the mind, and I was determined to find the perfect lentil loaf recipe.

Six hours later I knew exactly what I was making for dinner…

That was until I received the text “U home? I’m pissed. And starving.”

There was no time for any sort of loaf preparing and I was back to the drawing board…With lentils as the star ingredient.

Hungry family members? I give you Tomato Lentil Pasta Sauce.

Tomato Lentil Pasta Sauce

* Makes about 2-3 servings

* Inspired by Angela’s Olive Oil Pasta with Walnuts, Lentils, and Red Peppers


2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup diced sweet onion

1/2 cup cubed zucchini

1/3 cup chopped broccoli

1/3 cup chopped pepper (I used orange)

1/2 can of cooked lentils

1/2 can of whole tomatoes and its juice, roughly chopped

2 tsp. chia seeds

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

sea salt and pepper, to taste

chili flakes, to taste


1. On medium, drizzle olive oil into a large frying pan.  Add garlic, onion, zucchini, broccoli, and pepper.  Saute until tender, about 10 minutes. 

2.  Add the roughly chopped tomatoes, and about half of the juice from the can.  Then add the lentils. Simmer.

3. Sprinkle on the chia seeds and spices.  Continue to simmer until the sauce has thickened up (thanks to the chia seeds.)

4. Taste. Enjoy!

I served the sauce with brown rice spaghetti and a salad.

Feed the vultures before they feed on you.

Good night!

What do you make for a fast dinner?


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