At the mention of the word “vegetarian,” many would think that all you can eat are steamed and raw vegetables. Many people would think you are not eating enough or do not become full. There are many ways to prepare vegetables (the Internet, I’m sure, has many vegetarian recipes) in a delicious way. There are also many dishes that we already prepare at home that we can turn into vegetarian dishes. Of course, humba is not one of them.
Pasta, for example, can become a really delicious vegetarian meal. Mothers who have difficulty letting their kids eat vegetables can try to prepare one delicious vegetarian meal, and the kids won’t even notice they are not eating meat at all. Anyhow, I am not vegetarian, very far from it, but I cook vegetables a lot because of the non-availability of a refrigerating system in my place. Here’s one dish I made two months ago that will make you forget your usual hotdog-pasta combination.
I wish I could say the dish was easy to prepare, but to be honest, it took me more than 1 hour to finish everything. The slicing took some time. Here are the ingredients:
spiral pasta (thanks to my aunt), cooked
Nestle Cream (maybe any cream would do)
carrots, chopped finely
tomatoes, chopped finely
onions, chopped finely
garlic, chopped finely
Clara Ole Chunky in Basil
McCormick dried basil
some pepper to taste (salt is not needed)
some brown sugar
1. For sauce, saute the garlic, onions and tomatoes. Add the carrots and mushrooms. Add the tomato sauce. I added a bit of brown sugar to temper the “sourness” of the tomato sauce. When sauce is simmering, add cooked pasta. Stir, stir. Transfer to a beautiful serving dish.
2. For the white sauce, use another pan. Melt a little bit of butter. Add the Nestle Cream. Add grated Parmesan cheese. Season with pepper. Stir, stir. Top pasta with white sauce.
And voila! 😀
To my cousin Vene, there’s my “secret” ingredient to the delicious pasta you ate. 😀