Sunday, February 28, 2010

pasta with tomato sauce and salmon

for nyu students like ourselves, food shopping can be a pain in the ass. you've either got to shop at overpriced delis and grocery stores, or deal with the madhouse that is union square trader joe's. tj's is worth it for the prices, but requires climbing over people to get to your yogurt and cereal, and waiting in line for half an hour. so sometimes you just have to go to gristede's and for the sake of saving money, choose the $2 can of tomato sauce over the $7 jar of good pasta sauce.

and when you open up said $2 can of sauce and find out it tastes like metal, you can always improve it with your own ingredients. above, sauce doctored up with a big handful of spinach, 2 cloves garlic (chop, then sautee in olive oil til brown before adding to the sauce), and a big sprinkling each of garlic powder, italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (cook everything together over low heat for about 10 minutes).
and served with whole wheat pasta, canned salmon, feta cheese, and peas (all bought at tj's, of course).
p.s. Averie has an awesome nut butter giveaway!
and enter this newman's own giveaway too!
one more giveaway...greek yogurt!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

thanks for the link back, have a great nite!

MP said...

Wow, does this look fabulous!

Thank you for the sweet compliments about my last post. The little sheep are too cute, aren't they?

I was in your neck of the proverbial woods yesterday and, the world suddenly becoming a smaller place because of blogging, thought of the two of you :)

Stacy said...

I used to do that all the time--take canned food and add some flavor with fresh ingredients. Looks good!

Farty Girl said...

I heard that twins can magically remove the taste of metal from ANYTHING!!! Turns out it's true. :) I've never heard of salmon and tomato, but I think it would be good... salmon works so well w. acidy flavors. Good thinkin'. :)