One Pot Penne Arrabiata ★★★★★2 reviews

Spicy, garlicky with lots of tomato flavour… But if you don’t like spicy food, don't sweat it, just omit the hot red pepper flakes and substitute any other non-spicy red powder.


  • 1/4 cup of avocado oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 6 Tbsp of tomato paste or 1/2 a cup
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 7 cups of water
  • 1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
  • 2 boxes of gluten free penne


  1. Play some Italian music to set the mood!
  2. In a big pot, heat the avocado oil over medium flame until shimmering, about 2 minutes or so.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add the basil and sauté for seconds.
  5. Add tomato paste and hot red pepper flakes, mix briefly with garlic, oil and basil.
  6. Add water, salt and black pepper.

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Nathalie is a vegan chef and holistic health coach with a master's degree in clinical psychology. She is on a worldwide mission to empower women to love themselves unconditionally, through healing their relationship with food and other healthy rituals. See all recipes by Nathalie

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  • Fiona ★★★★
    28 March 2018

    I love my vegan diet. It’s just trying to convince my 11yr old that it’s way better than eating a diet with meat. I’m always on the look out for alternatives to make it look appealing & taste great. I’m still new just under 1yr plus I’ve never experimented so much with food my entire life ringing true to the words that being on a vegan diet isn’t easy; much effort is taking place to prepare it. So with my 11yr old it’s a case of some dishes are great, others are good, & little are appealing at all but the politeness of accepting to eat only a couple of bites, well, better than not trying it at all I say. Hopefully next time more of that dish will be eaten. I love my child & I won’t give up. I only hope that one day they will see the benefits because when you’re young you don’t; it’s only when one is older that health is affected by everything eaten & so changes in ones diet is necessary.

  • Anna ★★★★★
    18 February 2018

    I’m a beginner and this was so easy and divine. I added mushrooms and tin tomatoes