Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Runner's Favorite, Spaghetti

make a huge pot and freeze the leftovers

Making a big pot of spaghetti sauce makes me happy. I love the aroma of the sauce as it simmers and I can decide on the ingredients depending on what I'm in the mood for and what I have on hand.

Even though Hinson Lake 24hr was tough this past weekend, I'm recovering exceptionally well. I believe that cooking healthy and substantial meals is what contributes to my recovery going so well in addition to listening to what my body wants. Yesterday as I was grocery shopping, I was really craving homemade spaghetti sauce with ground turkey breast.

I have a few requirements for my spaghetti sauce and this never changes: Vidalia Onion, 1 bulb of garlic, fresh basil and oregano (sometimes add dried basil and oregano if I don't have enough fresh), red pepper flakes, and good quality canned tomatoes.  Otherwise, pretty much anything goes: ground turkey breast or meatless, carrots, portobello mushrooms, green or red bell pepper.


  1. Looks delicious! I too, make my own sauce and love the smell of onions and garlic and crushed red pepper with fresh basil! Keep sharing!