Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's Flu Season! Bring Out The Garlic!

Ok, so with flu season right around the corner, I decided to throw in tons of fresh garlic into any meal I could. Here is one I made a few weeks ago.

Meat Sauce:

2-4 lbs free range ground turkey or ground beef
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
2 onions peeled and chopped
8-10 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
6-12 cloves (or more!) garlic peeled and coarsely chopped- I like to throw these in the blender :)
1 cups dry red wine
3 cans (28 ounces) organic crushed tomatoes
1 can (28 oz) organic diced tomatoes
1 can organic tomato paste
2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Brown meat with oil, onions, carrots, and garlic. Cook until meat is done, stirring occasionally. Add wine and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juices, tomato paste, Italian seasonings, honey, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes (at least), stirring occasionally.

Serve hot over cooked whole wheat or rice pasta. Freeze extras for another day!

If you're super adventurous, you can serve it with:

Tri-Color Pepper Salad:

1 orange, red and yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 or 2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

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