I spent years perfecting one of my family’s favorite dinners: spaghetti. As I evolved in my nontoxic journey, I found my cooking took a turn too. One day, while having a major craving for spaghetti, I realized I was out of a few herbs we needed to make my sauce from scratch, and of course in proper Murphy’s Law fashion, I was unable to go to the store (and had no one to send to the store for me). My garden wasn’t set up either, which left me sitting at my desk losing my mind. Man did I want spaghetti! But how to overcome this predicament? I created my own secret pasta sauce recipe using a few unconventional ingredients that totally blew my mind.
How did I overcome not having any oregano, marjoram, or thyme on hand? Well… on one of my shelves I happened to have oregano vitality, marjoram vitality, and thyme vitality essential oils… and totally had an ah-hah moment! I thought to myself… I can still make spaghetti happen! Oh happy day, my excitement returned… my pasta cravings will be catered to… this mama will make her taste buds happy!
And a new recipe was born
My Secret Pasta Sauce Recipe:
- 1 Lb ground beef
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- ½ medium sweet onion minced
- 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
- 1 can tomato puree
- ¼ c balsamic vinegar
- ¼ c olive oil
- 1 T sugar
- 2 drops Thyme Vitality EO
- 2 drops Oregano Vitality EO
- 1 drop Marjoram Vitality EO
- And 4 or 5 Fresh Basil leaves (because I LOVE fresh basil!)
- Ground black pepper to taste
Heat on medium and brown your beef. Drain fat then put back into the pan and add your garlic and onion cook til onion is translucent then add the sauce, puree vinegar, oil and sugar. Stir and bring to a boil. Then simmer on low for about 20 min before turning off the heat and adding your EO’s and basil. Stir to mix and Enjoy with your favorite pasta or baked Spaghetti squash!
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