Once agan I want to remind you to treat yourself when you are dining alone. Eating by yourself is an opportunity to prepare something extra special with just a few ingredients, not to scarf down a bowl of cheerios or the mac and cheese that the rest of your family may be eating. I highly recommend practicing dishes on yourself if you are uneasy about serving others. Practice reduces your anxiety and promotes confidence, as we well know.
I am very into this red lentil pasta lately but use whatever pasta you like. Better yet, use some leftover pasta and make your life even easier. I swooned over this dish and it was made with mostly pantry items and a few cherry tomatoes from my garden.
Red Lentil Pasta With Clams and Rosemary
1 cup cooked red lentil pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, slivered thinly
1 tsp fresh rosemary, washed and minced finely
1- 6 oz. can clams, drained and chopped
pinch kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
A few sliced grape tomatoes
Boil the pasta according to instructions and set aside.
While the pasta water and pasta are boiling, you can make the sauce.
In a small frying pan, add in the oil, the garlic, the chopped clams and the rosemary and stir for a few minutes.
Drain the pasta, place one cup of it in a bowl and add in the mixture from the frying pan. Salt and pepper your dish, add on some pretty tomato garnish and enjoy!