Creamy Garlic Tomato Sauce
This is Dreena Burton's Creamy Garlic Tomato Sauce from The Everyday Vegan. I put fresh herbs from my herb garden on top after cooking the pasta and sauce so that the herbs would be more flavourful. This recipe has three whole bulbs of roasted garlic. Numerous studies have demonstrated that regular consumption of garlic lowers blood pressure, and decreases platelet aggregation, serum triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol (the potentially dangerous form) levels while increasing serum HDL-cholesterol (the protective form) and fibrinolysis (the process through which the body breaks up blood clots), and stimulating the production of nitric oxide in the lining of blood vessel walls, which helps them to relax. As a result of these beneficial actions, garlic helps prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, and reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
I served this pasta with a big salad from our garden with shredded jicima on top.