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Vegan Tomato Pasta Sauce

By Fredrica Syren:

So many on Instagram ask for recipes when I cook something that I decided I need to post some of them here on Green-Mom.com. You can also find lots of my old recipes under recipes on the left hand bar categories.

This week is my last week with all three kids home because my oldest Bella is going back to school. I have to say it’s been fun to have all three of them here at lunch for over two month. Today I’m posting my kids friendly vegan pasta sauce. It’s one of my kid’s favorite pasta sauces for sure and I love it because it’s loaded with nutrients and vegetables. Don’t let the long ingredient list fool you because it’s a super easy and fast sauce to make. I served it tossed with whole-wheat spaghetti and grated cheese

  • ½ cup red lentils, rinsed three times
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, minced
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    Copyright Green-Mom.com 20014
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ½ cup zucchini, diced
  • ½ small red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ vegan bouillon cube
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tsp. chili powder (more if you wish to have it spicy)
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Fresh herbs of your choice, minced (used what I had in my garden; basil, parsley and chives)
  • ¼ cup soy cream cheese
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat oil on medium heat in a pot and sauté garlic and onion for 1 minute.
  2. Add lentils, water, zucchini, belle pepper, bouillon cube, tomatoes, tomato puree, chili pepper and black pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir a few times.
  5. Remove from heat and add cream cheese and fresh herbs.
  6. Mix in blender or with a hand held blender for a just a short pulse.
  7. You still want some pieces of veggies left.
  8. Add salt if needed and toss with favorite pasta.
  9. Yum!!!!

 

 

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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