pasta, olive oil, red onion, garlic, red pepper, leek, tinned tomato, tomato puree, chilli flakes, italian herbs, pepper, sugar
My new years resolution as awful as they are is to only eat meat on days when I exercise. Not only is this an incentive to exercise but eating less meat has a whole range of benefits from saving money, saving the planet, saving calories… But we will see how long this lasts!
Start by chopping a red onion and putting in a pan with a small splash of olive oil, cook for 5-10 minutes over a medium heat until they look nice and caramelized. Then add 2 crushed cloves of garlic, half a leek, half a red pepper, 2 tsp of tomato puree, 1 tsp of sugar, 1/2 tsp of Italian herbs and a sprinkle of chilli. Keep stirring on a medium heat for another 5 minutes at this point put your pasta on to cook. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and bring the sauce to the boil. Leave bubbling away until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has thickened. Serve with a few fresh basil leaves and some ground pepper.