Here's the thing.
When you've had a long hard day at work and all you want to do is have a curry, you should have a curry.
What you should not do is:
i) feel guilty about eating a curry when it's only Monday and you didn't go for that run...
ii) try to recreate the excitement of curry through the medium of pasta, by chucking in loads of chilli and garlic and not enough else.
Actually pasta with chilli and garlic would have been fine, but I attempted some tomato technique, as per Italian guru Marcella Hazan.
Marcella Hazan is brilliant; the fault was mine. She says that when using fresh tomatoes you should either blanche and peel them (too tired) or put in a covered pan for ten minutes and then put through a food mill.
It was fine. 6 out of 10 fine. Life's too short for 6 out of 10 pasta. Next time I'm having curry.