When in doubt, always make pasta. This is a very tomatoey take on the marinara and frankly my dear, I give a damn because I love it.
Spelt Wholemeal Pasta with Pimped Up Marinara:
spelt wholemeal pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 cans chopped tomatoes
200g cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato concentrate
salt and pepper
- Start by boiling water for pasta.
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic and chili flakes. Fry on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add chopped sun dried tomatoes, chopped tomatoes. Let it simmer.
- In the meantime cook pasta. Add tomato concentrate to the sauce. Stir. Add sliced cherry tomatoes. Simmer while the pasta cooks.
- Drain pasta, add it to the sauce with chopped basil, salt and pepper. You can serve it with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and parmesan.
It’s after the Oscars and all its controversy. There was a film which didn’t get many nods apart from 3 nominations. I’m talking about ‘Sicario’.
Maybe because its subject was a bit uncomfortable or because of quite brutal and realistic scenes. But it was a very well directed film with great acting, strong Emily Blunt and amazing Benicio Del Toro.
Which makes me think, what has changed since the year 2000, when ‘Traffic’ got so many awards.
I am mentioning ‘Traffic’ for two reason – similar subject – war on drugs in Mexico, and Benicio del Toro.
It seems like from ‘Traffic’ to ‘Sicario’ del Toro’s career made a perfect circle. He played a honourable police officer who wanted to stop cartels and corruption in ‘Traffic’. His role in ‘Sicario’ seems like an older, disillusioned version of his character from ‘Traffic’, not playing exactly by the rules anymore.
You can’t not notice or remember Emily Blunt as a strong, principled female character. I also admire the fact that 10 years ago this role would be more likely given to a man.
I just don’t understand the Oscar snub, but hey, I always preferred SAG Awards or Golden Globes over Oscars.