Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Walnut Sauce with Spaghetti

Imagine yourself at a health spa with a beautiful name like Cedervale, pampered with plant-based meals, detoxification treatments, facials, massages, and classes on natural health. Doesn't that sound wonderful? Julie recently returned from several weeks of pampering at such a place! Since then she has been trying new plant-based recipes at home and inventing some herself. She shared this one with me recently and our family loved it! Although it sounds unusual, it's tasty and filling. I've adapted the recipe slightly, as there are some ingredient variations between her home near Newcastle, Australia and mine, but I think this recipe is pretty close to her original intention.

Walnut Sauce with Spaghetti

3 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped (fresh or canned)
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 onion
olive oil
2 tsp. sweet basil
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt

Sauté onions in olive oil. When tender, add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Add sweet basil, oregano, garlic powder, and salt. Simmer gently. In a food processor, grind walnuts until coarsely chopped. Add to sauce and stir. Remove from heat and serve over your favorite pasta.

*Photo shows walnut sauce served over corn and brown rice pasta for a gluten-free option.

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