* If you do not wish to peel and deseed fresh tomatoes you can use canned, peeled whole plum tomatoes. Just squeeze out the seeds before you chop and save the juices in the can for another recipe. You will need approximately 2 28-ounce cans.
** If you decide to add the optional pasta you will need to adjust the time you add it in based off of the amount of time it takes to cook. My gluten free orzo takes 11 minutes to cook so I added it after 14 minutes of the total cook time had elapsed.