I really like pasta, but have not eaten as much in past few years because of the bad rap that pasta gets. This was a quick and easy dinner with some decent organic tomatoes I found.
I decided to do the Tomato Cashew Cream because I felt that it would be the best match for the kids:
1 large potato - small diced
1/2 white onion - small diced
1 tooth of garlic
1/4 cup raw cashews
Salt to taste
Simmer the above in sauce pan until the potatoes are soft, about 10 to 15 minutes if your dice is small. Put in blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a tablespoon of white wine if you like
Then add and lightly blend
1 cup cherry tomato (small pear red or yellow)
3 fresh basil leaves
Serve with a pound of your favorite pasta
I used spaghetti, but it would be good with bigger pasta like penne, farfalle, or radiatore.
Serve with a mixed greens salad.