Chunky Vegetable Pasta Sauce

A simple, tasty pasta sauce recipe.

I had this sauce with lentil pasta. Lentil pasta is really tasty and is very high in protein. I recommend using it if you can get it. If not, you can use another type of pasta.

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil (or alternative cooking oil)

1 onion finely chopped

3-4 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 carrot peeled and finely chopped

1 pepper finely chopped (I used a red pepper but you can use any colour pepper)

half a courgette finely chopped

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs (oregano, basil, etc.)

about a handful of chopped fresh basil

 

This recipe makes 2 servings

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Step 1: Heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. 

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Step 2: Add in carrot, pepper and courgette and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 

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Step 3: Add in chopped tomatoes and dried mixed herbs. Stir well. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes. 

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Step 4: Stir in fresh basil. 

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Step 5: Serve sauce in a bowl with pasta. You can add some cheese if you like. If you have some sauce leftover you can put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day. 

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Pear Soup for Sore Throat

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My throat was a bit sore so I made this pear soup. According to Chinese medicine pears are good for the throat. They are supposed to get rid of excess heat in the body or something.

To make the soup I just chopped up some pears and put them in a pot with some water and boiled for about 15 minutes. I added some ginger and honey.

After eating this soup my throat felt much better. I highly recommend trying this if you have a sore throat.