Adriana’s Fave 10-Minute Pasta (toddler-friendly)

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At long last, I’m sharing the recipe I’ve probably made the most since Adriana started eating solids (which somehow feels like forever ago and just yesterday at the same time). I’ve had so many requests for this recipe, but never got around to sharing it because it would always be devoured right away, leaving no time for photos. Last week, I finally made it in the morning so I’d have a bit of time to snap a few shots.  

I use the term “recipe” lightly here because I never measure the ingredients for this pasta; not having to measure anything is part of its beauty and ease. I measured it here so you can get a feel for it, but once you do, I encourage you to throw caution to the wind and wing it! It’s really hard to mess up. You can often find me glugging marinara, spooning hummus, and dumping hemp hearts with abandon into the cooked pasta. The quicker the better, especially when there’s a hangry toddler screaming “Paaaaaaaasta!” at your feet.

Not only is this pasta fast and delicious, it packs in tons of protein, fibre, and healthy fats. You can also change it up and customize it so many different ways—I’ve provided a few ideas in the recipe, but I’d love to hear what you come up with, too!

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I’ve been hesitant to share “toddler-friendly” recipes on here because I’ve learned a few things about feeding a toddler: 1) what they claim to love and hate changes by the day (or minute), 2) toddler likes and dislikes are not one size fits all, and 3) the food my daughter loved at one year old (virtually everything!) is certainly not what she loves at two years old (this age is much more hot and cold, as she loves to assert her independence). It’s not uncommon for me to think I’ve found a foolproof toddler-friendly recipe to share with you, only for it to then be rejected for a month straight. (And I once read that a little one often needs 20 exposures to the same food before they take to it, too.) Luckily, my dear recipe tester, Nicole, runs a daycare and she shares most of my recipes with her daycare children, which gives me a much better idea whether a recipe will be, generally speaking, a winner. I’m happy to say this one was enjoyed!

Anyway, I’m sure we’ll have a mix of “my baby/toddler/kid loved this” and “my kiddo only ate one bite” in the comments—that’s just the nature of the beast. (And by “beast” I mean toddler, in a sometimes cute/sometimes scary kinda way…am I right?) But my hope is that some of you will be able to fall back on this recipe as often as we do. I don’t know what I’d do without it as it’s just so easy. Oh, and yes, us adults like it too, so even if you don’t have kids you may want to give it a try on those busy, too-tired-to-cook weeknights. It’s great paired with a simple side salad and Lemon-Tahini Dressing, which can be thrown together while the pasta cooks.

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Adriana's Fave 10-Minute Pasta

Vegan, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

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I’ve made this pasta countless times for our family; it’s hard to beat how fast and nutritious it is, and it can be changed up so many ways. It packs in around 20 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre per (adult-size) serving (depending on which kind of pasta you use, of course—see my notes), not to mention healthy fats from the hemp hearts. My advice if you’re in a rush is to start heating up the water first, before you gather any other ingredients, as it can take some time for the water to come to a boil. If you happen to have a batch of my Fail-Proof Marinara Sauce from Oh She Glows Every Day (p. 175) on hand, it works wonderfully in this dish. Of course, store-bought marinara works just as well, too.

Yield
4 (adult-size) servings
Prep Time
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Ingredients:

For the pasta:
  • 1 box (340 g/12 ounces) rotini or fusilli pasta*
  • 2 cups (500 mL) marinara sauce
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 mL to 125 mL) hummus
  • 1/4 cup (35 g) hemp hearts
Optional add-ins:
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Frozen peas or other veggies**
  • Cooked lentils or beans
  • Fresh spinach or basil, minced in food processor
  • Puréed cooked carrots or cauliflower***

Directions:

  1. Add water into a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. While you are waiting for it to boil, gather the rest of the ingredients. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium, add the pasta, and stir with a wooden spoon. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, stirring every now and then to prevent the pasta sticking.
  2. Drain the cooked pasta well and place it back into the pot. Stir in the marinara, hummus, and hemp hearts until combined. Taste and add a bit of salt or other mix-ins if desired.
  3. Heat over low until warmed throughout. If serving this pasta to a little one, spread a scoop of pasta out on a plate to gently cool it before serving.
  4. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple days. To reheat, add the pasta into a pot along with a bit of extra marinara sauce (this adds moisture back) and stir to combine. Heat over medium-low heat until warmed throughout.

Tips:

* I typically use whole-grain kamut pasta. And sometimes, I mix in a bit of red lentil pasta for a protein boost. Feel free to use any kind of pasta you and your family enjoy!

** To quickly thaw frozen peas, add them to the pot during the last minute or two of cooking the pasta.

*** When I have time, I love to steam or boil carrots (or cauliflower) and then purée them until smooth. Then I stir the puréed veggies directly into the pasta. It’s an easy way to add even more nutrition without impacting the flavour too much.

This pasta goes lovely with a simple side salad and garlic bread. If your little one isn't a salad fan, try giving them small lettuce leaves for dipping into the dressing.

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1 Stephanie February 23, 2017

Hummus in pasta sounds interestingly delicious. I’ve had hummus on a lot of things, but not on pasta.

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2 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 23, 2017

I agree, it’s kinda weird, right?! My daughter is a huge hummus fan, so one day I was just like…why not? heh. It makes it so creamy.

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3 Michelle February 24, 2017

It definitely is yummy on pasta. Gives it a creamy texture and flavour!

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4 Nicole W February 23, 2017
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This recipe is so flavourful and quick to make…I love love love the way the hummus cuts through any acidity in the tomato sauce and makes the sauce velvety. I think the hummus might be the secret weapon that makes the children (and me!) fall in love with this dish; it has a “gentle” flavour.

Plus, its a great excuse to make or buy some hummus for dipping veggies the next day.

Cauliflower puree was undetectable in the sauce … I love that I can add the benefits of cruciferous veggies without changing the flavour. Thanks, Angela, for this superfast recipe :)

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5 Hélène February 23, 2017

Will share this with my bestie who’s got a very hungry toddler :-) Personally I always have cooked Puy lentils in the fridge (I’m French, that’s why) and make a quick “sauce” with those + onion, garlic, miso, bay leaves, red wine and vinegar + lots of pepper. It is super fast to make and my boyfriend loves it too. Thanks for all the inspirations!

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6 Aleeha February 23, 2017

Oooh, I love hummus, I’ll have to try this!
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7 Paige February 23, 2017

This is totally being made next week!

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8 Lauren February 23, 2017

Haha! This post made me laugh. I’m glad to hear another mom has the same problem with finicky eaters. ‘Noodles and sauce’ is a go-to for us too, but I never thought to add the hummus or hemp. I’ll have to give a try next time with them! :-)

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9 Connie February 23, 2017

Yum; I don’t have hummus at home, but I have tahini, so I’m thinking I’ll toss that in instead – our whole family loves it in your Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom pasta recipe. My co-worker is a nutritionist and she raves about that recipe as well – and she, by the way, has guided me through my twins’ food phases: my daughter, who will try anything, and my fairly picky son – they really do come with those inclinations intact!

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10 Connie February 27, 2017
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It came out great, and this makes me feel less guilty on “pasta nights,” since I’m still getting some protein into them.

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11 Kelsey @ So Much Life February 23, 2017

Oh my gosh, I was literally just thinking that I have ZERO ideas of what I’ll make for dinner tonight when this post popped into my feed, and I think I have everything at home to make it….so I know what’s for dinner now! Ha! Thanks so much!!

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12 Izzy | pinch of delight February 23, 2017

This looks amazing!
I love how quick it is. x
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13 Kery February 24, 2017

This sounds really great and I’m definitely going to make it. Is there a fave brand of marinara sauce that you recommend? Also where would I find kamut pasta in the GTA…regular health food store? Thanks :)

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14 Angela Liddon February 24, 2017

Hi Kery, my favourite store-bought marinara is Costco’s White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce. I highly recommend it! As for kamut pasta, I’d say check out the health food/organic section of your grocery store. I use Eden Organic brand and looooove it. Hope this helps!

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15 Bunny February 24, 2017

Do you use plain hummus or is there a particular flavored hummus you find works best?

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16 Michelle February 24, 2017

Try roasted red pepper on pasta! It is a favorite in our house!

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17 Angela Liddon February 24, 2017

I tend to use plain, but you can use any flavour you love to change it up. :)

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18 DavidL February 24, 2017
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My kids don’t like hummus.. but I’m going to sneak some in the next time I make them pasta to see if they notice since I have some leftover.

The kids are also willing to try blended spinach in their pasta next time (they do enjoy it already in smoothies so they are a little less apprehensive)

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19 Hails February 24, 2017
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Oh my goodness, I mix tomato sauce with hummus ALL the time, and everyone I know finds it so odd. I guess maybe now I can just say that I have the tastebuds of a toddler? :)

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20 Annette @ Wellness WA February 24, 2017

Whilst I’m not a toddler (just at heart) I’m definitely going to be keeping the ingredients on hand to make this simple dish. Hummus in pasta – WHO KNEW?! But I love the idea! x

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21 Sarah February 25, 2017
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I thought I was the only one who put hummus in pasta sauce! I find my 2 year old suddenly rejecting lentils in their whole form (just a phase, I hope), so it’s been my go-to along with red lentils, which are pretty much mush anyway and can’t easily be spit out!

My advice based on experience for those with picky (or newly picky in my case) eaters that will ALWAYS eat pasta is to mix it up as much as possible. Every pasta shape and sauce I can think of has been tried to make sure she doesn’t get “stuck” on one food until she’s 18. Anytime I have leftover soups, sauces, etc., I freeze them in silicone ice cube trays or silicone muffin cups and they all work GREAT to throw on various pastas and grains. Angela, your Thai soup from the new cookbook makes a great creamy pasta sauce, FYI ;)

My fridge freezer has a bin of ready to go soups/sauces, a bin for grains/proteins (also frozen in pucks), and a bin with pre-cooked/cut up/pureed veggies. Meals are SO EASY, especially since our supper is often not on the table until late evening. At least she eats on time! Good luck to all the toddler mamas and papas out there, and thanks again Ange for always inspiring us!

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22 Angela Liddon March 3, 2017

Hey Sarah, Oh I LOVE your tips and tricks! I too have tried adding soup into the pasta and find it works great. I’ve never thought of adding frozen cubes though, but I will definitely try this out soon. Your frozen “bin” sounds like a perfect solution. Thanks so much for sharing!

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23 Christina @ montessoriishmom.com February 25, 2017

This sounds so good and healthy! I would never have thought to add hummus with marinara. I would love to see more toddler recipes!

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24 Angela Liddon February 27, 2017

Hope it’s a hit when you give it a try, Christine! We just love the addition of hummus.

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25 Michele February 26, 2017

I’ve just made my first recipe from your book …tex mex casserole …I loved it ..my meat eating husband loved the cashew sour cream ..I loved the tastiness of the tex mex and that it will feed me for a few days xxx

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26 Angela Liddon February 27, 2017

I’m so happy you enjoyed the casserole, Michele! I hope you love whatever recipe you try from the cookbook next just as much. Enjoy those leftovers!

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27 Erin February 26, 2017

I’m wondering about freezing the sauce in ice cube trays so it’s easy to reheat a few for a toddler sized portion on demand?

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28 Erin February 27, 2017

What I ended up doing was steaming carrots and cauliflower and then pureeing. I also cooked some lentils. I then froze the pureed veggies and cooked lentils in ice cube trays. Today I made the pasta and it was super easy to throw the ice cubes (4 veggie, 2 lentil) into the sauce and heat while the pasta was cooking for added veggie and protein boost. My one year old is on his third helping now and I have to admit I am eating a bowl too and it’s delicious!

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29 Angela Liddon February 27, 2017

I’m sorry I haven’t tried freezing this sauce before, but I love the idea!

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30 Olya February 26, 2017
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This recipe is amazing! I made it yesterday for dinner for my whole family and they all loved it. It’s my new go to recipe when I’m shot on time. I didn’t have any hummus at home but had canned chickpea, so I was able to make hummus while pasta was cooking. I’m going to prepare several jars of marinara sauce just for this recipe. Thank you so much, Angela, I’ve been following your blog for many years now and you have inspired my whole family to adopt a mostly vegan lifestyle.

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31 Angela Liddon February 27, 2017

Oh, I’m so happy to hear it was such a hit, Olya :)

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32 Elizabeth February 26, 2017
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This recipe is great! I don’t usually eat pasta with marinara because it is too acidic for my tastes, but adding the hummus makes all the difference in the world! I also love the subtle bite of the hemp seeds. Easy, quick, healthy and delicious – great recipe! Thank you, Angela, for all you do!

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33 Angela Liddon February 27, 2017

I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it, Elizabeth! I really love the twist the hummus adds, too. :)

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34 palak bhatti February 27, 2017
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i love your all recipes thanks for sharing

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35 Alexis Towle February 27, 2017

Can’t wait to make this. I love any kind of spiral style pasta, but you had me sold at 10 minute pasta.

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36 Danielle February 27, 2017

Hi Angela, thanks so much for sharing these super tasty, easy ideas to get toddlers to eat healthy! Question for you….what do you think about adding the hummus and hemp seeds to your Easy Tomato Basil Cream Sauce? http://ohsheglows.com/2011/05/10/easy-tomato-basil-cream-pasta/ The pureed cauliflower might work as an add-in for that too, no?

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37 Angela Liddon March 3, 2017

I think that could be a great twist on the recipe! With the addition of hummus especially, you may find you need to add more water to thin out the sauce a bit. If you experiment, I’d love it if you’d report back with what you tried and how it went. Happy cooking, Danielle!

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38 Minh Nguyen February 27, 2017

It looks so good. seems it’s decided for me to make it

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39 Horse Ideas February 28, 2017
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Looks amazing! Also adding some lentil taco meat. Thanks for planning my dinner!

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40 Laura Barr February 28, 2017

Ahhh I can’t wait to try this! Love your recipes – I look forward to trying more!

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41 Iss February 28, 2017

I could eat pasta everyday! And this looks like my tomorrows dinner haha
Thanks for sharing

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42 Kelley February 28, 2017

Ok, so I’m scarfing your Nut Free Taco salad from your app as I type, trying not to make a mess of my keyboard. But I had to stop by & say: OMG, it’s soooooo good! :) I’m a Texas girl so I know & love me some taco salads! I’ve tried meat subs before & they’re usually disappointing. But this one blew my mind! I added some black beans & skipped making the dressing since I had a hangry toddler on my hands. I just topped it with a scoop or two of hummus. I also realized mid-prep the only salad greens I had were half wilted spinach & arugula but they worked too. I have so many plans for this…burritos, seven layer dip, the list goes on. Planning on trying this pasta dish on my toddler this week! Thanks for another home run recipe!

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43 Angela Liddon March 1, 2017

Thanks for the love, Kelley! So glad you’re enjoying that recipe. Happy cooking!

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45 Angela Liddon March 1, 2017

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46 Kari @ bite-sized thoughts March 1, 2017

We have just started baby led weaning with my 6-month-old so I am pleased to see child recipes starting to appear! I can already see that what is a winning food one day may not be the next but it’s good to have easy meals up one’s sleeve :)

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47 Marielle March 1, 2017

I have two toddlers and can’t wait to try this recipe out for them!! They love pasta (thankfully are good with whole grain), as well as hummus so hoping it goes over well! Now that you have a toddler, have you thought of making a vegan toddler-friendly cookbook? Or do you have any toddler-friendly cookbooks that are your go-to? Thanks!!

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48 Angela Liddon March 9, 2017

Hi Marielle, I hope your little ones enjoy it! To be honest the thought of creating a cookbook for little ones is a bit intimidating because toddlers can be SO picky, lol. It’s something I may consider in the future after I have more practice under my belt. ;) I’m sorry I haven’t used any kids cookbooks yet, but maybe someone else can weigh in on a good one!

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49 Laurie April 5, 2017

I highly recommend reading Karen Le Billon’s amazing book, “French Kids Eat Everything: and Yours Can Too”. You’ll discover how her toddler and young child got over picky eating and become healthy eaters. (The book includes several recipes, although only about half of them are vegan friendly.)

That said, I have a 17-month old toddler who eats everything! I’m not kidding. He eats broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, zucchini, rutabaga, all sorts of legumes and pulses and strong flavoured foods like tempeh and fresh herbs all with a huge smile of his face! The trick is: (1) no snacking,except for afternoon tea (2) serve vegetables first at lunch & supper (3) serve each course separately so your child can focus on the food, and (4) model a love of vegetables yourself. I also serve my meals without any distractions, no TV, no radio and no music. Instead, I focus on providing a pleasurable, relaxing time together by dressing the table with fresh flowers and candles, and being organized so that I’m in a calm state, not jumping up and down for stuff, but able to enjoy the joy of eating together with my family.

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50 Darlene March 3, 2017

Thanks for the inspiration. I added humus and hemp hearts to the pasta last night and it was delicious. Have shared the recipe with my kids to try on the grandkids – which will be the true test. Not sure my version could be called toddler friendly, as I used my favorite spicy sweet potato hummus, but it sure was delicious. The hummus makes the pasta sauce stick to the noodles. Great for toddlers as they will actually get more of the delicious sauce in their mouths.

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51 Angela Liddon March 6, 2017

Oh, that hummus sounds delish, Darlene! I hope your kids have success with the recipe, too.

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52 Stefanie March 3, 2017

well, sometimes it’s the easiest things that are the best, right? i can see why your toddler would like this pasta the best, sounds lovely! will try soon, sounds good for a lunch at the office cause it can easily be prepared and filled in a container!
thank you!
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53 Amanda March 3, 2017
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Thanks for sharing this gem! It was so good and so easy to make (which a student can appreciate hehe :) I really enjoy drowning this with some hot sauce and some butternut squash on top.

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54 Allison March 3, 2017
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We (myself, husband and toddler) all loved this. My husband doesn’t always love the idea of meatless meals, but he always goes for it I when I tell him it’s an OSG recipe ? Thank you!

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55 Rose March 3, 2017

Wow, never thought of adding hummus in pasta, I should try this for my little ones :)

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56 Angela Liddon March 6, 2017

If you try it, I hope it’s a hit, Rose!

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57 Sherry March 6, 2017
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Tried this last night with Trader Joe’s red lentil pasta and it was terrific. The additional protein from the hummus and lentil pasta kept us from looking for a snack later in the evening. I keep the Costco single serving hummus packs in the fridge since they are great for travel (under 3 oz for US carry on requirement) and snacking, so just added one of those when I heated up the sauce. A winner in our house and also a pantry recipe since we usually have everything on hand.

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58 Adriana March 6, 2017

Hey, that’s just like my name! ;) :) :)

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59 Nicole March 6, 2017

this look delish. i can’t wait to try it. thanks for sharing.

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60 Lauren March 7, 2017

Probably a little odd but I do love hummus as a creamy sauce base. I think I started using it when trying to make a recipe that called for tahini…haha hummus has tahini right? Looks delicious!

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61 Sisley March 7, 2017

Hummus in pasta actually sounds so good!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always. Xo

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62 Meredith March 8, 2017
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This is amazing. It tastes like you added a splash of heavy cream to the dish without the animal protein/fat! It’s easy to make a big pot of marinara and pasta and keep it in the fridge for quick weekday meals. I nuke it for a minute or so with a spoonful of hummus mixed in. I’ve been eating it for breakfast it’s so good :)

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63 Sarah March 8, 2017
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Genius Angela!! Thank you!

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64 Lisa March 9, 2017

This is now one of my go to recipe’s LOVED it!!!!

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65 Carlton L. Barnes March 12, 2017
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My kids and other family members loves the Pasta so much! Thanks for the recipe. Oh i just forget to mention the presentation@@. Great presentation i.e. anyone will edger to eat them at a glance.

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66 Angela Liddon March 13, 2017

Thank you! I’m so happy the recipe’s a hit.

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67 Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes March 15, 2017

I seem to always have these ingredients on hand. I’ll have to try it. Though my girls are closer to tweens at this point, I am sure they would love it!

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68 Omigy March 18, 2017

Hi Angela – Brilliant recipe everyone should do at home. I have visitors today and I shall be cooking this. Wish me luck, though the way you laid out the description makes it so simple. Today lunch is pasta and hummus. Thanks a lot. From the Omigy family.

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69 joanna perrin March 19, 2017

Hi Angela,
Love this pasta dish! I use it all the time when I haven’t pre-planned a meal and need something quick and yummy. Thanks. On another note, re: cocoa powder, do you only use natural cocoa powder in all your dessert recipes? I know you use it for anything requiring baking soda but what about your recipes that call for baking powder like your fudgy black bean brownies or the brownie breakfast bake. Am I supposed to use the dutch pressed cocoa powder for those or can you still use the natural one? I thought you shouldn’t use natural with baking powder. Sorry for my confusion…

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70 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2017

Hey Joanna, I’m so happy you love this pasta so much! Regarding your question: Yes, you are right about the distinction between natural and dutch cocoas! I tend to only use dutch-proceed unsweetened cocoa powder (my go-to brand is Cuisine Camino) in all my recipes. It says to use it in recipes that call for baking powder (but I probably have a few where I’ve used it in recipes with baking soda, too). In other words, you can assume dutch-processed in my recipes, unless you see otherwise. :)

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71 Joanna March 28, 2017

Hi Angela,
Thanks so much for the reply! I just wanted to clarify your comments. I have both your books (yum!) and in both your pantry sections you mention using natural cocoa powder in your recipes but in your reply you mentioned using Dutch processed. I mostly stick to your savoury recipes but I want to try some of your desserts and just want to make sure I don’t mess them up. ?

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72 Rachel March 19, 2017

Will be trying this recipe on the family this week. Angela, please share as many family friendly recipes as possible. As a working mom, who also wants to feed her family real food, I appreciated this post with variations and shortcuts. Not always possible to find the time to cut up and cook multi-step recipes. And over the years, I have found that the less effort I put into supper, the more they love it!

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73 Maurice McCaffrey March 21, 2017

Hi Angela,

I just wanted to let you know that the link for your Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup is down on your website. Was really looking forward to trying that recipe.

Thanks,
Maurice

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74 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2017

Hi Maurice,

Thank you, we had some problems with the website but they should be fixed now. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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75 Kip Baumann March 22, 2017
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I just discovered this one today and made it tonight for both of my kids (5&7) who loved it! I used my own home-made red-pepper hummus and skipped the hemp seeds. It was definitely a hit and so quick/easy to make that it will likely become a frequent meal for us. Thanks for the great idea!

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76 Kate March 23, 2017

Hi Angela! Long-time fan and first-time poster! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Since you noted the ‘ease’ of preparing this, I was wondering if you have any other thoughts/tips on easy/quick cooking? I recently started reading about the “Instant Pot.” Do you have any thoughts on that? As always, thanks for your wonderful recipes, insights, and stories!

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77 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2017

Hey Kate, Oh that Instant Pot is all over, eh? I’m sad to say that I don’t have one so I’m not able to give tips for it. But in terms of tips on speedy cooking, two things I rely on every week are 1) leftovers (not glamorous, but we don’t mind them so I tend to make meals that have ample leftovers!), and 2) If I’m making a recipe which calls for a lot of chopped veggies or other prep work, I will often try to chop them in advance whenever possible (like the night before). It makes cooking the meal much less daunting the next day. Hope this helps :) Happy cooking

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78 Kate March 24, 2017

Thanks so much! Such a good reminder about the leftovers!

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79 Rose-ann March 26, 2017

My hubby is allergic to cashews, what could I use instead??

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80 Angela Liddon March 27, 2017

Hey Rose-ann, Happily, this particular pasta recipe doesn’t call for any cashews. Did you maybe have another recipe in mind? Please let me know, and I’ll do my best to offer you a substitution, if possible!

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81 Heather@WillSingForDessert March 27, 2017

This looks so yummy. I especially like the toddler friendly… My son has suddenly turned so picky! I’m going to have to try this!

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82 Angela Liddon March 28, 2017

I hope it’s a hit with your little guy, Heather!

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83 Diane March 28, 2017

Those pasta. I want some! :)

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84 Lula March 28, 2017

Hello,

Random question (because I’m obsess with dinnerwave) : what’s the brand of the plate?

Thanks in advance
Lula

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85 Angela Liddon April 3, 2017

Hey Lula, I think it might be from Ikea! (But I’m not 100% sure on that.)

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86 Susan March 31, 2017
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Loved this pasta! It was incredibly quick and easy and delicious. I’ve never put hummus in pasta, but highly recommend it. My whole family loved this dish.

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87 Angela Liddon March 31, 2017

I’m happy it was a hit, Susan!

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88 Anova March 31, 2017

This recipe sounds great! I also love to cook a quick meal of pasta and a sauce with whatever ingredients or even leftovers I have at that moment. However I really like to do something with tomatoes :)

x, Anova

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89 Omigy April 1, 2017

My youngest girl loves chickpeas and I cannot wait to use hummus for pasta. I am 100% confident she ‘ll love it. Hummus = chickpeas, so we are about to taste some of the best pastas in the world.

PS. I agree about the beast could define toddlers, but toddlers are so great that we forget the beast that is in them ;)

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90 Paulina April 2, 2017
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Hummus def made it really creamy! I added a bunch of mushrooms just bc i love mushrooms and a grain mix instead of hemp hearts, and loved the extra texture of the grains

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91 Mima April 3, 2017

And again you did it! :)
I didn’t have any hemp but even without it was oh so good. Made my own marinara sauce and was very pleased so I’m off to the store now to go get some other ingredients and play in the kitchen with your recipes ;)

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92 Sarah April 4, 2017
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This was so good! I added hemp hearts and cooked some red lentils right along with the pasta, using half kamut and half regular, it was so delicious! Going to try feeding some to my toddler tomorrow. I’m not a fan of tomato based sauces so the hummus made this so much better. I love hummus and so does the kid. Thanks for such an easy toddler friendly recipe Angela!

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93 Angela Liddon April 4, 2017

Thanks for your comment, Sarah! I hope it’s a hit with your little one, too. :)

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94 Annie April 4, 2017
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I wasn’t sure about hummus + pasta, but I had some hummus to use up, so I decided to go for it. I’ve liked everything I’ve made from this blog, and this recipe was no exception! I’ll definitely be making it again :) thanks for another great recipe!

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95 Heidi April 6, 2017

I will have to try this recipe. I am always looking for healthy kid friendly recipes. My littles are 3, 5, and 7 years old. I also love the tips about adding in puréed veggies. I haven’t tried that before.

Heidi
http://heidifingerfood.blogspot.com

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96 Angela Liddon April 6, 2017

I hope it’s a hit with your family too, Heidi! I’d love to hear how it goes over. :)

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97 Carly April 6, 2017
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I was so happy to find a single serving of this in the back of my freezer today! My daughter (18 months) loved it the first time, and again today too! It’s so quick and easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe!

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98 Richi April 7, 2017

the last time I made pasta it took me about an hour, doing it in 10 minutes is a dream come true considering how much I love pasta :D .. definitely trying this over the weekend.. thanks a ton, you always come up with amazing recipes :)

Also shouldn’t we wash the pasta under cold running water once after the boil?

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99 Angela Liddon April 26, 2017

Hey Richi, Thanks so much for your kind words! I hope you enjoyed this recipe. :) Typically, when serving pasta warm and with sauce, as in this dish, you don’t need to rinse it—just drain. Rinsing is intended to wash off the starchy film that forms on cooked pasta, which is definitely important when making something like a cold pasta salad, so it doesn’t all clump together; but for warm, saucy pasta dishes you actually want that film to stick around (apologies for the accidental pun), as it helps the sauce coat and cling to the pasta.

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100 Vincent April 7, 2017

Well I think hummus is the real changer here. Hummus is not something one usually associates with pasta but I tried the recipe a couple of days back and it was perfect, definitely cooking this again. thanks for such awesome recipes you keep coming up with :)

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101 Angela Liddon April 7, 2017

I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the hummus addition, Vincent! We think it adds such a lovely boost to this everyday pasta recipe.

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102 Emma April 10, 2017

I’m not a toddler (or a have one) but this dish sounds delicious. I’ll let you know what I think when I try it. Thanks for sharing. :)

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103 Angela Liddon April 10, 2017

Lol, hope you enjoy it!

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104 Sal A. April 16, 2017

Being a big pasta lover, I decided to follow this recipe. It was really delicious. It was easy and quick. My kids loved it!

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105 Emily Brathen April 16, 2017

I love hummus very much, I’ll have to try this!

https://bodyshape101.com

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106 Nikki Bahan April 16, 2017

YUM I would have never thought to put hummus in pasta. Needing to try this now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

-Nikki
http://www.nikkisplate.com

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107 Angela Liddon April 17, 2017

Hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try, Nikki!

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108 Maha Khan April 17, 2017
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great recipe I love your way of cooking and teaching.
I am going to make this recipe for my children and husband.

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109 Marie-Francoise April 18, 2017

I think the recipe is decent but do not understand this idea of a child choosing to not be eating the food prepared for it.

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110 Ashley Diana April 19, 2017

This recipe really appealed to me as I want to prepare for my little girl going onto solid foods- Love the recipe and the plate is gorgeous!! I need that! 😍

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111 Krupa Parekh April 20, 2017
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Hi Angela, I agree with the 20 exposures thing as far as kids taking to a food is concerned. But I guess the same can be applied to us adults too because it takes about 21 days for us to form a habit and affinity towards a certain food is no different! The hummus is a nice touch. I love how the vegetable ingredients and being an Indian and a strict vegetarian myself, I am going to try making this for sure!

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112 Michelle April 24, 2017
113 Erin @ burdenfreecaregiving.com April 24, 2017

I have not tried humus with pasta before. Fabulously delicious idea! This is such a tremendous twist on a fun recipe. And, I love introducing new foods to the kids. I hope they can travel the world one day and will never be afraid to try new delicacies from other countries.

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114 Richa Raj April 25, 2017

looking yumm.. will try soon

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115 Debby April 29, 2017

Hi Angela,

I just wanted to let you know that whenever I meet with someone who is asking for food advice in transitioning to vegetarian or vegan, yours is always the website I give them a link for. I’ve used some of your recipes and they’ve always worked out well so I’m not afraid to recommend you.

Congrats on all your success and thanks for the support.

Debby

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116 Angela Liddon May 3, 2017

Wow, thank you so much! That means a lot to me Debby. :)

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117 Melissa @ Insider The Kitchen April 29, 2017
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I thought this dish was really easy to make and fast. I followed the 2 other reviewers advice and cooked the pasta separately for about 7 minutes, drained almost all of the water, and then added it to my already cooking tomatoes, garlic and onions. I really enjoyed this dish.

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118 Cheryl May 1, 2017

I made this the other night and it’s my new go-to pasta! My picky husband, and three-year-old gobbled this up! I love how the hummus makes it creamy without any dairy. I am not able to have dairy or turkey/pork/soy, so when I found your blog and cookbooks I was so happy! I just purchased your second cook book and spent the weekend reading each recipe…the recipes and pictures are just beautiful. I am so excited to begin my health journey alongside you! The best part…you’re an Ontarian to boot! :) Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

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119 Angela Liddon May 1, 2017

Thanks for the support for Oh She Glows Every Day, Cheryl! I’m so thrilled to hear you’re enjoying it so far (as well as that this pasta was a hit with everyone). Thank YOU for leaving such a lovely comment!

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120 Priya May 2, 2017

10 minute pasta is very quick indeed and my toddler did like it.

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121 Anna Hayes May 2, 2017
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This is such a great idea!! My toddler is obsessed with hummus and was never a big fan of tomato sauces but adding hummus turns the sauce into something so creamy and delicious we both had seconds!! You are such an inspiration as a vegan mum recipe blogger! Thanks :)

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122 Angela Liddon May 2, 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words, Anna! I’m so pleased to hear this recipe was a hit with your little one. :)

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123 TheCannizzoClutch May 2, 2017

Wow! That looks really tasty and seems so easy to make. I’m newly vegan, so I’m trying to find more recipes that are plant-based and quick to prepare. Love your site!

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124 Angela Liddon May 2, 2017

Thanks! If you try this recipe, or any others on my blog, I hope you enjoy :)

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125 Deb Hatton May 2, 2017
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Soooo simple and so yummy. I know you have the spinach listed as an optional add-in but it really takes it to another level!

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126 Supriya Kutty May 4, 2017
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Great recipe I love the way you teach & cook. I am surely gonna try this weekend for my children and husband.

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127 Victoria May 4, 2017

Am interested in learning to cook more vegan.

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128 Addison Jones May 10, 2017

Looks great and I think my kids would love it! Thanks for the idea!

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129 Katy May 13, 2017
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Well, I don’t know about toddlers, but my extremely picky one year old sure liked this pasta. Thank you!

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130 Angela Liddon May 15, 2017

Yay! Glad to hear it, Katy. :)

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131 Elsa May 17, 2017

OMG I’ve been doing this forever now and had now idea it was even a thing! I have two noodle addicted kiddos and i feel much better about it when tossing in the hummus! The tolerant lentil noodles have been a life saver too!

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132 Edwina at The Equipped Cook May 20, 2017

I think my little ones would like this too. Pasta has always been a favorite for me and my children love it too. I like the idea of putting hummus in this recipe. Great addition. I can’t wait to try making it. Thanks for sharing.

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133 Angela Liddon May 23, 2017

If you decide to give a try, I hope it’s a hit with everyone, Edwina!

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