3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
10 ounces fresh green tagliarini or fettuccini
1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves
1 pinch hot red pepper flakes
grated Parmesan cheese or soy cheese, optional
1. Bring a large part of salted water to a boil.
2. While the water is coming to a boil, heat two and a half tablespoons of the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Add the mushrooms and saute over high heat until they have wilted and have started to brown. Stir in the garlic and when it begins to color, reduce the heat to low.
3. And the pasta to the boiling water, stir in and cook it for two to three minutes. Drain it well, put in a warm bowl and toss with the remaining half tablespoon of oil.
4. Increase the heat under the skillet and stir in the sage and pepper flakes, season to taste with salt and pour over pasta. Toss well and serve with Parmesan cheese on the side.