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Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

This is chock full of vegetables with a slight hint of heat from the jalapenos – very tasty over noodles or brown rice. Angel hair pasta is a favorite of ours since it is lighter textured.

2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups marinara sauce (use your favorite or homemade)
1 cup of celery
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
1 cup carrots, julienned
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
½ pound button mushrooms, sliced
2 medium zucchini, sliced in half moons
2 tablespoon jalapenos, jarred or fresh, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup red wine, Merlot
1 teaspoon oregano
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon granulated onion
1 pound angel hair pasta or pasta of choice

  • In large pan, sauté onion, bell peppers, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, celery and zucchini in olive oil.  Cook until tender.
  • Add tomato products to pan and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add jalapenos and seasonings.
  • Boil water in separate pot with a dash of salt and a splash of olive oil. Add pasta when water is boiling and stir often. Boil until tender or “al dente”, drain in colander.
  • Serve sauce over noodles.

Serves: 6-8

Total cooking time: 45 minutes

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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4:32PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

will remove the jalapenos! TY

5:35PM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

Sounds terrific.

4:27AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Yum, I would like to try this.

1:32PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Just the recipe I've been looking for! Thank you so much!

7:41AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

thanks a lot.

5:39PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

The time (cooking) is wrong or don't use the red wine. It takes a long time to cook the raw alcohol flavor out of a dish so that it only adds a depth of flavor.

Less time for white wine. But red wine? Usually 30-45 minutes minimum so that you are not tasting red wine in your food, but only the richer deep flavor it imparts after cooked down quite a bit.

4:52AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Looks yummy. i got hungry just looking at it.

2:01PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013


2:01PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thank you

2:00PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thank you

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