From My Kitchen: Fettucine with Spiced Cherry Tomato Sauce

Meatless Monday really is a thing. A good thing. Not only is it pretty healthy, but you will also save a lot of animals, especially if literally everyone would stick to it. Carnivores like me were hard to convince at first, but as I started finding vegetarian recipes, I was surprised at what you can whip up in the kitchen, and not actually missing meat. Some people want to be vegetarian, but the jump to just meatless meals is not necessarily an easy one. So start with Mondays. Get yourself used to cooking without meat, find recipes, get into the groove! This recipe is from one of my new favorite cook books. It’s called Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi, and his recipes truly are simple. My brother recommended this particular dish to me, and I owe him a big thank you. It is absolutely delicious, and it is super easy to make!

What you’ll need:

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic (I actually used minced garlic), and fry for about 1 minute over medium high heat. Add tomatoes, sugar, Chile, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Pour in the water and stir for 4 minutes, until the tomatoes are starting to break down, and the liquid is bubbling. Decrease the heat to medium low, and cook covered for one hour.

Prepare fettuccine according to the instruction on the package.

Taste the sauce and add more salt if needed. Stir in the basil. Drain the pasta, and serve in a large bowl, or 4 separate bowls individually. Top off with a good heap of parmesan cheese.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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