This Paltrow pasta is a real umami bomb!Speaking of star power, the recipe I made was Gwyneth Paltrow’s Roasted Tomato and Anchovy Oreganata Pasta, from Bon Appetit. I wish that woman would pick a career and stick to it – but I have to say, her pasta is pretty darn good. It calls for both roasted cherry tomatoes and a toasted topping made with bread crumbs, herbs and anchovies. I used only dried herbs, lost the fresh parsley and put in just one tin of anchovies. And I only used 8 oz. of whole wheat spaghetti, as opposed to the 12 oz. in the recipe, to make 2 servings (as opposed to Gwyneth’s 4). It’s a fairly quick dish, aside from the fact that the tomatoes have to roast for at least 3 hours. Easy for me, since I work from home – but less easy for someone working a couple of jobs. So, this year, I feel like I’ve had dinners that were pretty satisfying – something to look forward to throughout the day. But they were really repetitive, with lots of tomatoes and pasta, but very little meat. Am I turning into an Italian peasant? GET INVOLVED! ♥ Take the Hunger Challenge yourself. Sign up here. ♥ Read blogs by people taking the Hunger Challenge. There’s a blogroll here. ♥ Follow the Hunger Challengers on Twitter. There’s a listing here, or search for the hashtag #HungerChallenge. ♥ Learn more about the San Francisco Food Bank – and make a donation. For every $1 donated the food bank can supply hungry people with $6 worth of food! ♥ Follow the San Francisco Food Bank on Twitter or visit their Facebook page to see how they’re fighting hunger every day.