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Spinach Tomato Sauce with Penne

Whole grain pasta is an excellent source of fiber,minerals,antioxidants,lignans,and other phytonutrients.

Tomatoes are a great vegetable loaded with a variety of vital nutrients. They also make a wonderful addition to a -healthy and cancer-preventing diet. So whether it is by tomato soup,tomato sauce,tomato chunks in salad or,increasing your intake of tomatoes helps against colon and prostate cancer,diabetes,migraines and heart disease.

  • 12-16 oz penne (pasta)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic,chopped finely or minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes with liquid (or fresh tomatoes,if preferred)
  • 1-2 onions,chopped
  • 2-3 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/2-1 tsp cayenne or red pepper flakes
  • salt &pepper to taste

Cook penne in boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In a pan,steam saute onions and garlic in 2 tbsp water (and soya sauce or wine) for 1-2 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add cayenne,salt &pepper. Add chopped spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat until spinach wilts. If too dry,add another tbsp of water. Add tomatoes and simmer for 8-12 minutes. Add pasta and toss. Serve immediately.

Note: 1/2 to 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (or 1/4 cup ground almonds mixed with 1/2 cup nutritional yeast) may be sprinkled on top just before serving. Whole wheat pasta may also be used.

Serves 4 – 6

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