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Penne Pasta Alternative recipe

Penne Pasta alternative recipe

 

3 tomatoes
Half tin chopped tomatoes
Olive oil
Half onion
Half carrot
150ml pineapple juice
Two Charlottes
One garlic clove
200ml white wine vinegar
50ml balsamic red wine vinegar
Pepper and salt flakes to season
Along with mixed herbs, Italian herb, dill, coriander, pinch mild chilli powder, garlic granules, thyme – raid spice cupboard but one pinch of each herb needed above is my main mix but season to own taste.

 

250g penne pasta cook for 12 mins till ready in salted water.

 

Easy to make sauté, onion, charlottes and carrot till see through for onion etc and cooked in olive oil add garlic clove crushed finely then add seasoning and herbs along with tomatoes (cut three whole tomatoes up also) cook for 20 mins add the balsamic red when almost ready,

Meanwhile cook Pena pasta till ready to taste and add to sauce which should have cooked for 25 mins by this time

Put in dish and garnish with grated cheese very good vegetable alternative without meat and very filling

Penne Pasta Mix

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1 lemon (juice only)
Tin of chopped tomatoes
3 challotes finely sliced
Good splash of extra virgin olive oil (fry challotes first in pan)
Good Sprinkle of mixed herbs/ coriander/ garlic granules/chilli powder mild to taste
Season
Balsamic vinegar of Modena good splash at end of 15 mins cooking the sauce

 

200g penne pasta (cook for 15 mins or to taste)

Sauce

Fry challotes in good covering of extra virgin olive oil

Add tin of tomatoes, lemon juice along with herbs and seasoning allow to reduce for 15 mins add good splash of balsamic vinegar at end.

Add the already cooked penne pasta cook till all pasta covered put into dish and cover with grated cheese of choice and serve.

Lasagna

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Picture taken before went in oven!!

 

 

Pound of mince
1 tin chopped tomatoes + good pinch mixed herbs
White/cheese sauce (good nob butter, flour, milk season and then add cheese)

5 vine tomatoes
Lasagne sheets
Cook mince for one hour and season, add tin chopped tomatoes and mixed herbs to own liking. Cook for further five minutes then allow to cool.

Make cheese sauce to own liking as well.

Then in oven proof dish layer one of mince then lasagna then white sauce top with a layer of fresh vine tomatoes and repeat till all used up.

On top of last layer of tomatoes grate some cheese and put in oven at 180 for 45/50 mins till all cooked and golden on top.

It’s very good!!