It’s officially fall, which officially means bring on the comfort food. I think my neighbors must have been excited too because there were fireworks going off last night, that or they just really love fireworks.
Growing up I remember Sunday night during fall and winter was traditionally spaghetti with tomato sauce night. I love this idea for a couple of reasons. First, the smell of sauce bubbling away on the stove will make you feel ok about the weekend winding down. Because it’s like a warm hug. Also, planning to have the same dinner every Sunday night super takes the pressure off of planning. So spaghetti with tomato sauce (or gravy and my grandmothers call it) is a winner in my book.
As much as I love vampire romance novels, I can’t help but eat obscene amounts of garlic.. especially when it comes to Italian food. See the white chunks in there? Yep, that’s garlic. I guess I might need to stick to werewolves (because obviously I need to pick one, and my love for garlic may be more eternal than even vampires).
Health highlight of tomatoes: Tomatoes are also full of antioxidants that have been shown to prevent certain types of cancer (specifically lung and prostate) promote heart health, and may be helpful in supporting bone health. One of these antioxidants is lycopene, which has been linked to higher functionality with age, as well as increases your skins natural SPF!
- 1 tablespoon EV Olive Oil
- 2 small Onions (minced)
- 3 cloves Garlic (sliced)
- 7 oz jar Tomato Paste
- 28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes
- 2 tablespoon fresh Basil (chopped then measured) (can sub for 2 tsp dried)
- 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme (or ½ tsp dried)
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- In a medium pot add the onion, garlic and oil and cook about 2-3 minutes
- Add the tomato paste and cook an additional 3 minutes
- Add the crushed tomatoes and simmer for about 7-8 minutes
- Stir in herbs, and add salt and pepper to your liking
- All ready to eat!!