Monday, January 3, 2011

Meatless Monday :: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

For part of my new year's list of resolutions, we are going to have Meatless Mondays here in the Coffee Cottage. Not that it will be too hard as we were vegetarian for a long time and still have many meatless meals but I have noticed that we are eating meat more often than I would like. I want to be more mindful of our choices for food, for our health and for the health of the planet. HERE is the link to the Meatless Monday campaign if you would like to read more about the benefits and would like to join us. Leave a comment and maybe a link to one of your favorite meatless dishes below.

Homemade Meatless Spaghetti Sauce (using the LAST of our summer tomatoes in the freezer)

one package TJ's mirepoix (onions, carrots, celery)
one package TJ's sliced crimini mushrooms
herbs de provence
one can tomato paste
one can water
1/2 gallon bag frozen tomatoes from the garden
Bring to a boil. Crush tomatoes and try to remove tomato skins. Simmer until ready to eat.
I may puree it a bit with an immersion blender so it is smoother over the w/w angel hair and so Gracie gets more of it in her stomach than on her face.

We met a sweet family (Shannon, Michael, Catalina and Sydney) at Refugio and they commented that Catalina (age 5) who doesn't care much for veggies and won't eat spaghetti sauce if it "has stuff in it" so HERE is another favorite pasta sauce without "stuff." I hope our paths cross again!

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