Archive | December, 2014

Spaghetti Sauce without meat

2 Dec

Pasta without meat

This was a regular meal on Friday nights when I was younger.

1/2 cup olive oil

6 cloves of garlic

2  14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes or one can of kitchen ready chunky tomatoes

One teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon sugar

Saute the garlic and oil till the garlic is tan

Add the tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and sugar

Let it come to a boil then simmer for ten to fifteen minutes

The sauce should thicken up

Boil one pound of pasta

Drain it well and put it into the tomato sauce.

Let it simmer with the sauce a couple of minutes

Serve with freshly grated cheese.

Sometimes I add capers, olives, or cauliflower

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Carols Chicken Soup

1 Dec

Carol's Chicken Soup

When my friend Carol and I get together we talk about food, food, diets, family, food and world peace.

She is one of the best cooks around.

While we were eating and talking about diets she gave me this recipe.

I love it.

One cup of semolina flour

2 eggs

One handful of grated Italian cheese

Two or three tablespoons diced parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix everything together and form a ball

Chill for an hour

Take out your box cheese grater and using the large hole size grate the dough.

It looks like tiny asymmetrical pieces.

Spread out on a cookie sheet and let dry for a couple of hours.

Make your chicken soup and keep it simmering.

Drop all the dough pieces into the soup.

It only takes a couple of minutes to cook.

This is a rice like pasta that has a lot of taste and a little chew.

This dough can be made ahead of time and just keep refrigerated.

It is so good and something different.

Thanks Carol.