A delicious paste recipe

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Have you ever made something on a whim without a recipe and fell in love? Well, this is one of those instances! This will be a dish that I will cook over and over again.


1/2 box of whole wheat rotini pasta
1 sweet potato (chopped)
12 baby carrots (chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 package of cherry tomatoes (halved)
1/2 block of extra firm tofu
2 cloves of garlic (chopped up)
1 Tbsp of Smart Balance
1 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil
Quebec poultry seasoning
Cayenne pepper
Freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)


Start off by cooking your pasta in a medium saucepan. Then, in another medium saucepan, soften the chopped baby carrots and sweet potato pieces in water. While those two are cooking, in a skillet on high heat - put in 1 Tbsp of olive oil along with the garlic, cooked until the garlic is a light golden brown, then add the onions. Turn stove heat down to medium, and add the tofu and 1/2 of the package of halved tomatoes - stir constantly and begin to adding in the Quebec poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, basil and cayenne pepper.  I decided to leave the measurements for these open so that you can season yours to your own taste! Once the baby carrots and sweet potato pieces are soft, drain them and mix them into the skillet along with the rest of the cherry tomatoes. Mix and toss for a couple minutes and then it's ready!

Once the pasta is fully cooked, drain it and put it into a large bowl and stir in the Tbsp of Smart Balance as well as a 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil. Add more salt and pepper to the pasta itself if you believe it's necessary. Begin to stir in your skillet mixture with the pasta, and you are done. Sprinkle some freshly grated parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!

Prep time about 30 minutes.
Produces about 4-5 servings.

What would you name this dish or would you try it?
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