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#eatsByVix: ‘Marry Me’ Marinara

#eatsByVix: ‘Marry Me’ Marinara

Food is a big part of my system for success -- it’s how I practice self-care, how I gain mental clarity and how I keep my creative juices flowing. It wasn’t always that way, but as I continue to develop my daily practice for success, I am creating new ways to share them with you so that you, too, can enjoy the high vibe alignment that leads to true - and lasting - success.

This Sunday Sauce will knock your socks off. It’s the perfect meal to bring your family together AND to prep for a busy week. It’s healthy, hearty and freezes well. Which is the triumphant trio of meal prepping like a boss.

The directions below are for marinara sauce which doesn’t include meat. I often make meatballs or a meat sauce IN the pasta (that’s another recipe to come!) but this marinara is a great place to start if you’ve never made sauce before OR if you’re looking to lighten up a family-favorite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Tuttorosso tomatoes crushed
  • 1 can Tuttorosso tomatoes diced
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 clove elephant garlic, 4-5 cloves regular garlic if you can’t find elephant garlic
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Drizzle the sauce pot with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, enough to cover the bottom of the pan in a small line

  2. Turn heat on low

  3. Dice onions, put in the pot

  4. Dice garlic, put in the pot

  5. Brown the onion/garlic mixture until onions are soft and garlic is light brown

  6. Add in two cans of tomatoes

  7. Add in a good shake of basil, parsley and the 3 bay leaves

  8. Put a teaspoon of red pepper flakes in your hand, crush them in your hand and then put in the sauce

  9. Mix all ingredients into the sauce in the pot

  10. Let it come to a boil and then let it cook for 4-5 hours on low

Once it’s cooked for at least four hours, you can serve this sauce over pasta, quinoa, use it to make a meatball bake or even use it for chicken or eggplant parm.

Sauce is a staple in the Italian/Sicilian household because it is EASY to make and can be used for so many things. This is even a great starter for chicken cacciatore!!

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