Wednesday, June 12, 2013

{homemade pasta sauce}

I have always found homemade pasta sauce to be better than store bought 
It tastes so much fresher, its not as heavy, & you know exactly what is in it! 
I made pasta for dinner the other day & thought i would share our favorite sauce recipe with you! 
It's super simple & super yummy!

You will need:
1 tbsp olive oil
3 minced cloves of garlic
1 (12 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp allspice
just a pinch of fresh ground pepper
2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
1 tbsp freshly chopped oregano
{Recipe taken from the True foods cook book}
 Place oil & garlic in a large sauce pan, & cook for about 2 minutes
add your spices & basil & oregano
 Then add the can of chopped tomatoes & stir
Bring to a boil & lower to medium heat.
boil on medium for about 20 minutes
After 20 minutes, remove it from heat & let it cool for 20 minutes
Then place your cooled sauce into a blender or food precessor & blend until the sauce reaches your preferred consistency .  I like it to be a little chunky ;)
Serve your fresh sauce with freshly cooked pasta & enjoy!

We love this sauce recipe, even our 18 month old daughter loves it!
Its light & simple, perfect for summer :)

In other news, Baby #2 is growing so fast! I am now 16 1/2 weeks along! It has been a lot of fun watching, my belly slowly start to grow :) I missed having a baby bump!
I'm at that awkward stage in my pregnancy right now where, when you look at me, you cant tell if i'm just a little pudgy or if i'm pregnant, which makes it kind of awkward at the pool, which is where we have spent most of the summer so far. But that's ok! Im showing off my bump with pride :)
G is loving the pool this summer. She's learning to swim & is having such a blast!
happy wednesday everyone! 
Stay cool in this horrid heat! {Its 115 here in AZ!!!} 

1 comment:

  1. 115 even on the east side?! i thought it was cooler out there!

    I am so glad you posted this recipe. Conner and I buy store bought sauce and it's always watery and flavorless (we had the worst spaghetti yesterday). I'm going to try your sauce and I'm sure we will love it. :D Thanks for sharing recipes!