#LunchBreakLIVE: Animal Rights Lawyer, Amitis Frances Ariano, who helps Social Compassion In Legislation pass laws to protect animals, uses spicy vegan pasta to make a powerful case for going plant-based!

RECIPE: Vegan Spicy Red Pepper Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 

  • Vegan: Thick Spaghetti

  • Vegan Cheese (Trader Joes Mozzarella Shreds)

  • 1 bunch fresh organic basil

  • 1 – 2 large celery sticks

  • 1/2 white onion, chopped

  • 2 large fresh jalapenos

  • 1.5 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 7 – 8 fresh organic mushrooms, sliced

  • 7 – 8 Tbsp of oil

  • 1.5 can of organic tomato sauce

  • 1.5 cups fresh organic mini sugar plum tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 1 tsp each:

    • turmeric

    • pink himalayan salt

    • pepper

    • red pepper flakes

    • Italian herbs

    • oregano

    • thyme

    • cayenne pepper

    • Sriracha hot sauce

    • habanero hot sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

Sauce:

  1. Heat 8 tablespoons of oil. Add chopped onion, jalapeños and celery and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes, until the onion is light golden brown.

  2. Next, add minced garlic and mushroom. Cook about 5 min.

  3. Next, add tomato sauce and sliced tomatoes. Add all the following herbs: turmeric, pink Himalayan salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian herbs, oregano, thyme, Sriracha hot sauce, and habanero. Let it simmer for about 15 – 30 min

  4. Add basil and vegan cheese.

Pasta:

  1. Boil 6 – 8 cups of water, adding in oil and salt. Cook for 11 minutes

  2. Drain and serve with pasta sauce.

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