Tomato Walnut Basil Pasta

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We loved reading your comments in my Without Self-Love, I have Nothing post. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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When Eric and I first started dating, we did all of the traditional things that we thought we were supposed to do on Valentine’s Day. We went to the crowded restaurants with long wait times and mediocre food. He bought me the over-priced roses and a box of chocolates. I wrote him a sappy poem and I bought him cologne. We often felt pressure to have a ‘perfect’ day.

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Then, we realized that we’re not perfect, so we would never fulfill this expectation that we placed on ourselves. But, we could do it our way! We started making homemade silly cards complete with inside jokes. We got each other a thoughtful gift, but we didn’t go overboard. We enjoyed delicious meals in the comfort of our own home, made together. When we did this, we started to enjoy the holiday a lot more.

The perfect Valentine’s Day to us, is really the imperfect one.

I can’t think of a more perfect way to be imperfect than to enjoy a messy bowl of pasta that leaves red sauce in the corner of your mouth and a few stains on your shirt. And if you’re lucky, your partner will remove it for you..

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Making this sauce is very easy and it turned out quite delicious. The walnuts were absolutely amazing in this pasta sauce and I would not recommend leaving them out! They really brought the sauce to a whole new level and gave it a wonderful texture and flavour.

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I’m sure you will ask me if you can leave out the nutritional yeast and I would say of course! The flavours will change though, so make sure you adapt the sauce to suit your preference.

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The spinach was a fun add-in at the last minute. It is a great way to sneak in some GREEN Monsters. Thumbs up

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The walnuts were our favourite part about this recipe. I thought it would give the pasta sauce a great texture and nutty flavour and it worked wonderfully!

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Garnish with some fresh basil leaves and more walnuts and serve!

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Love.

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It is also a heart-healthy dish to Go Red For WomenRed heart

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bagleyandzooey June 22, 2017

Sorry but I didn’t care for this at all. I can’t even say what it was that didn’t work for me. I followed the recipe very carefully and even waited a second day to see if it was better by then. Nope. Not saving any leftovers on this one.

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Ranee Franti December 9, 2016

Angela your 10 tomato recipes are awasome. I am confusing that what I will select to cook whereas your all tomato recipes are delicious. So finally I choose your Walnut Basil Pasta. Basically I am a cook lover and I love to present different type of dishes for my family. I am going to have to make this evening. Thank you for sharing I will update you after cooking. Have a great day! Take care Angela

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