With people's busy lifestyles these days, finding foods that are quick and convenient is a priority in everyone's list. Even if you love cooking, who has the time to spend hours in the kitchen anymore?
Latinos like me, however, grew up watching our mothers and grandmothers cooking everything from scratch, so we don't get disheartened when it comes to preparing food on a time and money budget. There are many ways to prepare economical and quick home-cooked meals, and one of them is finding recipes with 5 ingredients or less.
This pasta aglio e olio (with garlic and oil) is one of the simplest recipes I know, and one of my personal favorites. My dad ate it all the time when I was a little girl, and even though I wasn't crazy about it back then, I eventually learned to appreciate the simplicity of the crispy garlic and some good quality olive oil. And even more so, I learned to enjoy how easy it is to make!