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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Spinach tomato Ziti

We loved the flavor of the garlic in this dish. I found this in a cookbook (eat, drink and be vegan)but changed it tiny bit.

1 small onion, chopped
6-8 tsp of the minced garlic you find in the jars (or 4 large cloves of garlic minced)
black pepper (freshly ground)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup red wine
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (I like Food Lion Brand)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp marjoram (I used a bit more since mine was ancient)
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp agave nectar (or sweetener) (OPTIONAL--I like it more tart without it!)
1 pound of penne (used 1/2 regular and 1/2 whole wheat for hubby and GF for me)
1 box of loose fresh spinach (around 6 cups or so)

In my iron skillet (very large one)--saute the onions for 2-3 minutes then add the garlic, the salt, and the pepper and cook for another 6-7 minutes on low heat until the onions are soft---watch carefully so the garlic does not burn. Stir in the wine and let cook for 1 minute. Then add the tomatoes, oregano, marjoram, basil, and nectar. Simmer covered for 15 minutes or longer--if it needs to be thickened you can remove the cover and simmer uncovered for a bit. Add the raw spinach stirring until the heat wilts it. Served over Ziti.

3 comments:

The Davies said...

Ooooh... Me likey the pasta.

Sondra said...

Hey! I did not even realize you had a recipie blog! I am going to look around here today. Yes, I can have soy. I can't have: gluten, eggs, garlic, cinnamon, pork, wheat(of course)oats, etc... We also just found out that Aaron is highly lactose intolerant and is on a strict diet as well. This is making things so hard for me. I worry about him more than me :)
I do not really like pasta but I will eat it once and a while. Aaron says the gluten free one tastes just as good. I just want a good piece of bread!!!

~Robin said...

I've not checked out your recipie blog before...wow, it looks to be just my speed-LOVE todays recipie!! thank you for this goodie to start the new year-hugs~