Deconstructed Pasta Florentine Recipe Vegan

Garlic pasta and a creamy spinach puree create a vegan italian epicurean delight. Spinach Puree Recipe
1/2 bag spinach
1/2 box silken tofu
3 cloves garlic
2 tbls olive oil
1 jalapeno
1 serrano
2 tsps salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Steam the spinach in a covered pot with 1/4 water in the bottom.  

Cook for about 5 minutes or until dark green and wilted down. 

Puree all ingredients  in food processor until smooth. Let rest in the fridge to thicken. 

Garlic pasta recipe
1/2 box fettuccine, cooked al dente in heavily salted water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsps italian seasoning
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cook pasta and use tongs to remove from the water. Set aside in a medium sized heat safe bowl. Keep the pasta water in the pot. Drain off some until you're left with about 2/3 cup. 

Add remaining ingredients, except peas. Simmer for 3 minutes until fragrant. 

Pour hot oil/water/spice mixture over cooked pasta. Stir to coat. 

Stir in peas. 

Let rest 2 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Tomato Sauce Salvage

Sometime after making spaghetti I have sauce leftover. Sometimes I'll just make spaghetti again within a week or two. But there are other great uses for jarred tomato sauce you may not have thought of.

One really nice use is on a sandwich. Spread sauce on both sides fo a roll or toast. Layer with beans of your choice. Sprinke with nutritional yeast or grated cheese. Top with onion, olives and lettuce or any combo thereof.

Another great way to use leftover jar tomato sauce is on roasted potatoes. If you have a big batch of roasted potatoes and you're looking for something other than plain potatoes this will hit the spot.

Add your roasted potatoes to a bowl. Top with some beans of your choice. Spon on a few ounces of the tomato sauce. Sprinke with yeast. Some roasted vegetables if you have some. Broccoli or pepper or anything really. Something crunchy and bright. Enjoy.

Dunno if it's just me, but frozen tomato sauce is one of the most bland foods I've ever had the misfortune to consuem. The jar suggests that you use it all with a week or two or else freeze them rest. I caution you against the freezing option. Freezing and later defrosting said sauce will only serve to burden you with a tasteless batch of pureed tomato mess. Instead find a creative way to use it all up within the alloted feshness period. Spaghetti sauce is geat in so many ways. It's not hard to do. Sandwiches, mini pizzas or as a tasty sauce to top anything starchy. Beans, broccoli, rice, potatoes, bread. You name it. Add it to pretty much anyting plain and you'll be glad you did.