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This is a traditional light tomato-vegetable sauce from Italy.
8 ounces of spaghetti or penne
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped or 1 tsp dried minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 stalk celery, chopped or 1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 medium yellow squash or zucchini (3/4 cup), chopped
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 tsp unrefined sugar or pure maple syrup
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp unrefined salt
Sliced olives or minced parsley for garnish
Tip: To sneak more vegetables into your family's diet, finely chop them and they will disappear into the sauce.
Variations: Vary this recipe by omitting squash and substituting cauliflower florets, chopped spinach, green beans or frozen green peas.
This dish is perfectly seasoned according to our neighbor Giovanni. It is particularly special with homegrown spinach.
1 bunch fresh spinach (6 to 8 ounces)
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dill weed or basil
2 tsp unrefined salt (or less)
1 Tbsp lemon juice or red wine vinegar
4 cups water
1-1/2 cups long grain rice (brown or white)
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese (optional)
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
Tip: One reason we turn up our noses at spinach is its tendency to look slimy. Some try to give it a gourmet touch by calling it “spinach puree,” but my family still balks and calls it baby food. By finely chopping the spinach, its texture is not noticed. All that is seen is green flecks.
An old standby when we want something that tastes like it took two hours, but is on the table in ten minutes. Give yourself a break and try it.
3 to 4 cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes or salsa
2 cups cooked and seasoned kidney or black beans
Grated cheese for garnish (optional)
Heat and serve in bowls. Add a few squirts of lime juice and grated cheese if desired. To make a heartier meal, serve over rice or pasta.
Tip: This is a good use for beans that you've previously cooked.
Yield 18 cookies
These delicate cookies melt in your mouth. It seems like they must be made with flour, but there's none to be found.
PREHEAT OVEN: 350 DEGREES
BAKE: 8 -10 minutes
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup unrefined sugar (Sucanat)