Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You say tomato, I say dinner

Move that body: 3-mile walk (Miles for the win!)

Look what came out of my garden!

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Beautiful, juicy, ripe tomatoes. Lots of them. They were just perfect for roasting and throwing in a make-up-as-you-go Greek-inspired pasta.


Say it with me: Mmmm.


By the way, that smile isn’t just because the food tasted good. I was smiling because Miles stayed sleeping long enough for me to eat. I swear that boy has a sixth sense to start crying just as I’m about to eat.

Roasted Tomato Pasta with Shrimp, Spinach and Feta

A bowlful of tomatoes, roasted using this recipe

8 ounces pasta of choice, cooked (reserve ladelful of pasta water)

Olive oil

1 clove garlic

Bag of frozen raw, deveined shrimp, thawed

1 teaspoon oregano

Salt and pepper, to taste

Juice of half a lemon

6 ounces baby spinach

Handful of reduced fat feta

Prepare tomatoes and pasta according to directions. Drizzle olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add garlic, cooking until just fragrant. Add shrimp, oregano, salt and pepper and lemon juice to the pan; cook until the shrimp are just pink. Add reserved pasta water and spinach, cooking spinach until it wilts. Toss in roasted tomatoes and pasta, combining gently as to not mush the tomatoes. Sprinkle with feta cheese as desired and enjoy!

Mark and I were big fans of this recipe, and it was a great way to use our summer “harvest.” What’s your favorite way to use your garden veggies?


  1. That looks yummy! They look perfect!! You have quite the green thumb!!! Our "crops" have sucked this year - boo! My dreams of huge lettuce salads and the like - nope. "L" has had a LOT of luck with hers. We enjoy kabobing then drizzling with olive oil sprinkle with S&P then grilling. glad you got a meal in while Miles sleeps. Remember your g-ma's advice to take care of yourself!!!

  2. Perfect timing! I just picked my first cherry tomoatoes today. I was wondering how everyone's crops were doing.

  3. Yikes. My blog is outdated on your blogroll too! Need to update it with the new URL. Remove the www. Just use http.

    As if you don't have enough to do. :)

  4. We have so many tomatoes this year so we'll definitely have to try that recipe. I got a bunch of cucumbers from my plants this year as well so I just chop them up with tomatoes, avocado, and a few Kalamata olives and pour in some of Trader Joe's Greek Feta dressing. So awesome. Add some grilled chicken or tofu and you've got a yummy meal.

  5. 3-mile walk is fabulous! Congrats on that!!!! I cant wait until next year when I plan on starting my first vegetable garden!

  6. Yay for Miles and his 3-mile walk :) Your tomatoes are beautiful and I'm going to try that recipe, looks delicious.