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!

there's often internet chatter about food waste, particularly in America, and how that contributes to overall hunger.

I hate to waste food. I'm adamant about finishing the bread even though the use by date was a week ago. I'm not falling for it. Just another trick by manufactuers to get us to discard perfectly usable food and spend more money.

Bread seems to magically stay fresh for weeks. It just doesn't go stale like it used to when I was younger.

And I fail to understand how garbage food like oreos and keebler cookies can expire. If anything they were never fit for human consumption to begin with.

This whole mass dating system is just one more example of ambgious rules being maniuplated by unscrupulous companies to convince fearful consumers that they need to discard and buy more. Captilaism at its ugliest peak.

I'm 40 and when I was a kid nothing had dates except eggs, milk, cheese and meats. Now everything does. It's a ridiculous and inspidid deception taht's duped millions into throwing out perfectly good food and throwing away money they don't have to buy 'fresh' versions of food they alreayd had and could've safely cosnumed.
Capitalism on the face of it is a perfectly respectable premise. But it has been so perverted by greedy big business.

Still, I fail to see how ably budgeted folks wasting less can benefit those in need. is theere some cosmic wormhole that magically funnels what those who have don't waste  into the cupboards os those in need/?