Some years ago my friend Moni – who celebrates her birthday today – offered me spaghetti with tomato sugo and I remember very well that I neither wanted to take it nor to taste it. I almost never ate meat, but then I only knew the typical Pasta Bolognese (spaghetti with tomato sugo and mince) and didn´t want to know how the sugo tasted without meat … stupid me! This was years ago, in the meantime we didn´t only have spaghetti with tomato sugo very often but I even became totally obsessed with it.
Put oil, diced onion and minced garlic into a frying pan, add salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat for 3 – 5 minutes.
Stir in the diced tomatoes and the sugo, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer – uncovered – for 30 minutes.
Add oregano, salt, pepper and chili flakes and – optional – basil leaves, capers, olives or olive pesto.
Bring water to a boil, salt and cook the buckwheat (soba) noodles for about 4 minutes.
Sieve the spaghetti, serve with the Tomato Sugo “Happy Birthday to Moni” and garnish. Then create from noodles and sugo any wild vegan beast you have in mind.