A Pasta to Cure Cancer


May 4, 2011 by Ellen V

I loved Eric from the moment he taught me how to drink a Corona, but I knew he was “marriage material” when I learned several things about him:

  1. He loves to wash cars.  Please do not misunderstand me.  Eric doesn’t love clean cars, he loves to clean cars.
  2. He can eat his weight in Sour Patch Kids.
  3. He can make a pasta to cure cancer.  Well, a pasta to cure the common cold, at least.
Immuno Pasta is one of the best things that ever happened to me, and Eric whipped up a batch tonight.  Here’s the scoop:
  • Heat about 2 cups of olive oil and an abundance of garlic in a large dutch oven or stock pot.
  • Add one large, diced red onion, and several diced carrots and celery stalks.  Other veggies are welcome additions, as well, but they are not needed.  The oil-to-veggie ratio is good if the oil seems to just cover the veggies.  Simmer it all for about a half hour.
  • Then, add one large can of diced tomatoes (and any other tomatoes you have lying around you’d like to use up).  Simmer for about 10 more minutes.
  • Finally, skim off the excess oil and dispose (or save a little for bread dipping… yummy!)  Using an emulsion blender (or “stick blender” as we like to call it), blend the veggies to a desirable consistency.  Heavily whipped veggies give a creamy texture, while less-blended veggies can be easily disguised as your run of the mill marinara.
  • Season with basil, red pepper flakes, or whatever your family prefers!
We use the sauce with whole wheat pasta and dip a little bread in some of the leftover oil.  Delish.

One thought on “A Pasta to Cure Cancer

  1. jsophia says:

    This post is awesome, for numerous reasons. You’ve also inspired me to buy an emulsion blender, as my other two blenders died sad deaths earlier this year. It’s time for a new one so I can try this pasta!

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