I thought I would post one of my all-time favorite pasta recipes. I have not made the entire recipe in a blender. I just blended part of the pasta sauce. However, this is a fantastic example of how your blender can help you with all kinds of healthy recipes, whether they are fully blended or not.
This recipe utilizes a homemade tomato puree that you can whip up in a few pulses by placing the tomatoes in your blender. If you don't have fresh tomatoes you can use a small tin of crushed tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato paste. But I prefer not to use canned produce if I can help it. This recipe does require quite a bit of chopping and preparation, and the whole recipe simmers for a total of about an hour and a half, which makes it a bit longer than most of my quick easy recipes. But trust me, the results will be worth it!
I served this up to Joann when she came to visit last week, and she said it was the best vegetarian pasta she had ever tasted. Those of you who have been following me for a while would remember her from the Kale Chips post. She is a self proclaimed "I don't do healthy" green food skeptic, ate the entire bag in one sitting and begged for me! This recipe also appears to have the same black magic! As I dropped her off at the airport she reluctantly said with a wry grin, "I don't know what's wrong with me."
Give this pasta a go, and you may be a convert, too.