Eats Time! - Pasta Marinara (Meatless Pasta)

"Eats Time!" for a new recipe. For the diet conscious people out there, my meatless pasta recipe might suit your taste. This is a very simple and easy to do recipe which you can do in 10 minutes. This recipe was originally inspired from Dr. Don Colbert's Book - "What Would Jesus Eat Cook Book", however I had to make some variations as the original does not require for the ingredients to be cooked. I know for a fact that Lycopene, a cancer-preventing nutrient found in tomatoes is best derived and absorbed more efficiently by the body when tomatoes are heated up or processed. As such, I changed the procedure a bit, eliminated parsley and tomato sauce originally included in the recipe (and added chili flakes for a spicy kick). My recipe tweaks came out well, and I have been doing this ever since. So here's my own version:

PASTA MARINARA

Ingredients:
4 medium tomatoes, chopped and seeded
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 large white onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons basil, dried
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
Saute garlic and onion in 1 tbsp olive oil, add tomatoes and saute until it softens. Once tomatoes are soft, put the basil, oregano and chili flakes, and mix for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once done, add remaining extra virgin olive oil (you can adjust this to your liking) and mix well. Serve over hot pasta and top with cheese. Enjoy! (Serves about 3-4 people)


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