I really didn’t want to do anything except look after myself today. So I did just that. And it felt good. 🙂
Part of self-care for me is looking after what I eat. Good food gets me through the day the way coffee powers people through mornings. Good food will make a crappy day better, a bad mood lighter, a crampy Emma nicer!
Part of looking after numero uno was not doing loads. Instead of going to the shops again, I just made do with what I had left in the cupboard and fridge. A quick pasta that takes 15 minutes, 2 tins, half a bag of pasta and a couple teaspoons of dried herbs and I’m smiling in no time.
Quick Tuna and Tomato Pasta
1 tin of tuna in oil (olive oil, if you can get it)
500g tinned plum tomatoes
250g short dried pasta
1 level teaspoon each of thyme, oregano and parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Add the tuna and the oil to a pan, heat it through, then add the tomatoes and herbs. Let the sauce bubble away on a medium heat while the pasta is cooking.
Boil some water for the pasta, add some salt, and cook according to packet instructions. Drain but keep some of the liquid for the sauce.
If the sauce is a little on the thick side, add some of the pasta liquid. Then add the pasta and mix through.
Serve in big bowls with loads of black pepper, and goes well with wolly jumpers and slippers.