When Life Gives You…

Tomatoes… make spaghetti sauce!!!

Check out our most recent garden loot!


Last week I canned tomatoes (one day I’ll write that how-to post on it). Tonight I put them to good use. I threw a can of fresh canned tomatoes into my lovely food processor along with fresh basil, sea salt, olive oil, fresh oregano and garlic. Pulsed it up….



It was a little watery because I didn’t squeeze all the juice out of the tomatoes before I canned them, so I added in a can of tomato paste while it cooked on the stove. It helped thicken it up.


It smelt amazing. The taste of fresh tomato sauce TOP any canned tomato sauce!


I also cooked up some of this HUGE zucchini squash!


I sautéed it up with some minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt.


While Hubby grilled up the eggplant, I boiled up some whole wheat pasta.


Viola! Heaven. I can not even try to explain to you how fresh and filling this was!


Here is a little 411 on the nutrition on Eggplant:

The good: very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

The bad: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

I topped this amazing mess with fresh parm and ate every last veggie! I am going to be so sad when we don’t have eggplant and zucchini in our garden any more 🙁 I think I shall make this dinner every night this week 😉


Tonight I had my last “longish” run, 6 miles in the 95 degree heat was KILLER!!!! Thanks to Susie, I made it through 🙂


I can’t believe my HIM is on Sunday less then 7 days away 🙂 The nerves are starting to kick in as they always do during my taper week. I CAN DO IT!!!

What is something you have been super nervous about?


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