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What's for dinner?
Pasta night – lets help the environment by making vegetarian pasta – Penne Marinara - pasta topped with a tomato sauce. How to make: - Sauce – sauté an onion, 2 cloves of garlic in table spoon of olive oil until softened and starting to turn transparent. Add 1 tin of chopped tomatoes and ½ a small tin of tomato paste. Add ½ tsp of mixed Italian herbs, oregano and a few fresh basil leaves chopped. Add ground black pepper to taste. I also add crushed red chilli to spice it up but it that depends on your taste. Other good additions are sliced peppers or mushrooms and black olives. Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes then add a little more tomato paste, cover and turn off the heat. Boil 2 pints of water in a saucepan to cook the pasta. Penne is a good choice, of if you feel like making this a little more special use fresh tortellini or cheese ravioli. Cook pasta according to the directions on the packet. Once cooked drain, serve into dishes and spoon over the sauce. Add grated parmesan to taste and fresh wholegrain bread (warm this for that restaurant touch!). Having guests – add a few basil leaves for extra eye appeal.
Voila- low fat, healthy and delicious!