Pasta Alla Norma

I’ve been in a cooking mood lately probably because I’ve been watching too much Food Network- especially the show Chopped.  I really wanted to cook for my family last night, so I decided to make pasta alla norma (pasta with tomato sauce and eggplant.) The recipe is from Saveur which can be found here.  I feel it’s been ages since I’ve cooked! I used to cook all the time and then I guess college happened and I downgraded to instant noodles and cereal.

Here are some photos of a way too small portion of the dish.  Overall, this was a pretty simple recipe. The eggplant and the red pepper flakes were the key ingredients to giving this dish a nice kick.

Taken with a Nikon D90

I really hate artificial lighting and really wish it could just be sunny every time I want to photograph my cooking and baking.  It’s too bad I have a 9-5 job with a three hour commute!