Pasta, any size or variety, cooked al dente
8-10 just harvested Roma tomatoes or 5-6 Beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
Mozzarella cheese, shredded (if desired)
Fresh basil, chopped
Fresh oregano, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 t onion powder
2 t salt
While pasta is cooking, chop tomatoes in a food processor and put in medium sized saucepan. On medium heat, add herbs and salt. Cook uncovered to allow the water content to evaporate, about 10 minutes.
Once tomatoes have reduced and thickened, turn off heat. Plate the hot pasta and sprinkle cheese over it. Add tomato sauce and top with more cheese if desired. A sprig or two of basil makes its complete.
Eat knowing your meal was still growing less than an hour ago and that you'd be unable to get anything fresher, anywhere. Mangier!