So I've been trying really hard to avoid pasta during this month without meat. I know that it's an easy and filling alternative...but I also know that carb loading is not going to do me any favours in the long run-and if I let myself get too far down that road, there might be no turning back. Pasta has always been a staple of my diet, having parents who immigrated from Italy meant that I was exposed to the glory of pasta in so many ways, at so many turns (for further proof see my grade 5 class picture...gives new meaning to the word meatball). I found this recipe for Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy on Tumblr, and although the recipe originally called for chicken, it was easy to omit the meat without sacrificing the taste.
-I used vegetable stock instead of the suggested chicken stock
-I dumped the cherry tomatos in with the butter and garlic to soften them up and give the "gravy" some colour and a sweeter taste
-I added the basil at the very end, I personally think basil tastes the best when it is fresh and hasn't been too affected by heat.
Anyway, it was delicious...and as an added bonus-my house smelled like garlic for 2 full days afterwards ;)