I started Cookies to Kale EXACTLY ONE YEAR TODAY!!!!! (Thanks to the Time Hop app)
MY HOW TIME FLIES
I wanted to start this post with a thank you. I have had two incredibly flattering articles written about me this month
Fit For Broadway —- This is a fantastic Blog, created by the GORGEOUS Jane Jourdan. She takes photos and interviews the Broadway community about our lives, fitness and health routines! She’s also got fantastic photos, health tips, and recipes…check it out!!
Love Filled Journeys —This article is so incredibly flattering, and I cannot thank my friend Mary Sabo enough for writing such kind words. Her blog is inspiring and beautiful. She interviews and reports on people who she finds to be motivating and interesting. Again, check it out, her blog is awesome!
ONTO THE FOOD!
In my opinion, there is nothing like a good italian red sauce. I could seriously eat most marinara sauces like soup. Unfortunately, most sauces come loaded with sugar. Since I am still on my sugar-free kick (and going strong!) I decided that I would have to find the Italian in me (I have ZERO italian in me) and make my own! What I came out with is absolutely delicious. My fiance LOVED it and couldn’t believe it was sugar AND (almost) salt free! (He wanted me to let you all know that when he really loves one of my recipes, it must be a good thing…)
Sugar Free Marinara Sauce
- 1/2 TBS olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 (28 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes
- 11/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried fennel seed
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt
- about 7-8 fresh basil leaves torn
- pepper to taste
- red chili pepper flakes to taste
In a pot, saute the olive oil and garlic. Add the rest of the ingredients (Excluding the fresh basil) and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. After 10 minutes is up, add fresh basil, uncover, and continue to cook for 15 minutes. The sauce should get thick (not watery) so if necessary, leave the heat on. for a bit longer.
Add to your favorite veggies, pasta, quinoa, fish and ENJOY!!!