Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pasta sauce


The search for the perfect pasta sauce has been a lifetime quest for me. My mom (obviously) makes the best meat sauce and I’m pretty good at that, but I always want a thinner red sauce. Tonight I think I may have found it. Probably because I added cream.

1 can crushed tomatoes
1 onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Lots of basil, oregano, and thyme
About 1/4 cup 5% cream
Parmesan cheese

In a pot, heat up olive oil and add in garlic and onions. Let cook until translucent.
Add in tomatoes and let simmer for 3 min
Add in herbs
Lower heat to very low and add in cream and Parmesan.



Zucchini ravioli


My Aunt sent me this recipe and I thought it looked great… But I also thought I could change it a bit.

A note: this recipe made 8 ravioli with some zucchini left over. I would think ahead and serve something else with this because we needed a second dinner.

1 1/2 zucchini, sliced lengthwise very thinly
1 cup uncooked spinach, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1 can crab meat
Big big scoop goat cheese

In a pan, hear up some olive oil and add onion. Let cook about 2 min, or until translucent. Add in chopped spinach and let cook another minute or two. Add crab meat and goat cheese and let cook till the goat cheese is melted.

Let a large pot of water (with a steamer pot on top) come to a boil.

Lie 2 strips of zucchini lie in a cross. Put a spoonful of spinach and crab mixture in the middle and wrap the zucchini layers into a pouch. Put a toothpick through the centre of the pouch and steam for 4-6 minutes.

Serve with whatever sauce you want on top. I served with homemade red sauce but you could get creative!