First, cook your pasta according to its package instructions. Don't forget to salt the cooking water! Once the pasta has finished cooking, scoop out 1/2 cup of the water before draining it off. This is important, as you will need this starchy water for the pasta sauce! Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water to stop them from cooking. Toss the pasta in a tiny bit of olive oil to prevent them from sticking together.
To make the sauce, blend all of the 'Pasta Sauce' ingredients, except for the reserved pasta cooking water, until completely smooth.
Then, pour the sauce into a large saute pan. Add in the cooked pasta and 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta cooking water that you saved. Turn the heat to medium-low, stir well, and cook until the pasta is hot; this will only take a couple of minutes. Do not overheat this, or the sauce will dry out. If this happens, add in the other 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water and stir well. Alternatively, you could also add in a splash more of your store-bought pasta sauce.
Garnish your serving of pasta with a drizzle of truffle oil, a pinch of red chile pepper flakes, vegan parmesan shavings, and crispy sage leaves. See directions below for frying the sage leaves!