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MEATLESS MONDAY: PASTA WITH BEANS AND SPINACH

Here's  a quick, easy - and filling - vegan meal that's perfect when you're in a rush.  Its ready in less than 1/2 hour with ingredients you probably have in your pantry!
 
PASTA WITH BEANS AND SPINACH
 
Ingredients
 
4-6 cups baby spinach
1 can navy or cannellini beans, drained
4-5 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 pound pasta, cooked
2-3 cups grape tomatoes 
almond 'parmesan' (see recipe below)*
 
Directions:
 
While pasta is cooking:
 
Sauté garlic in EVOO in skillet pan over low heat for 2 minutes.
Add beans and mash about 1/3 of them with potato masher.
Add in tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes until tomatoes start to break apart.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add in spinach, mix lightly.
 
Drain pasta but save about 1/4 cup of cooking liquid
 
Add pasta and cooking liquid to skillet.
Toss very well and enjoy!
 
Top with almond "parmesan" * (chopped almonds + salt + garlic powder)
 

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