The sauce is very easy to prepare, using canned crushed tomatoes as the base, with the addition of a sautéed onion (I used water, not the oil called for in the recipe) and a little seasoning. White beans and soy milk are blended together to make it a little richer. It didn't take long to prepare, but I expected the sauce to be thicker than it was, especially with the addition of the beans. It just so happened I had a dab of left over tomato paste in the fridge, so I stirred that into the sauce, bringing it to the desired thickness. Next time, I might use more beans to see if that makes a difference. I can't say that I really tasted the vodka in the sauce, although the blend of all the flavors was very pleasing, and I probably would have noticed if it wasn't there.
Most recipes call for more pasta than I would prefer for the amount of sauce to go along with it. I like a little pasta with a lot of sauce, so I usually prepare less pasta than called for. No exception here. The recipe called for a pound of penne, and I prepared 12 ounces. Perfect! Plus, when there are leftovers, it helps to have extra sauce for the pasta to soak up. I liked this recipe very much!