Saturday, March 03, 2007

New Recipe For The Weekend

My mom has a heart problem and for the past few years has been restricted to a low salt diet. Poor thing! It's not easy being on a low sodium diet- you start to see how much salt is really in the everyday foods we eat. But not willing to be defeated she has researched and come up with some amazing, healthy, new reciepes! This is a recent favorite of mine from their house that has become a favorite in our house as well.

Spaghetti with Wild Mushroom Sauce

1 T olive oil
1 C sliced mushrooms ( we use the cremini mushrooms from Trader Joes)
1/3 C chopped onion (can use any type but I like the sweet onion)
1 med clove of garlic
14.5 ounce can no salt diced tomatoes undrained
1/2 C water
1 T brown sugar
1 Bay Leaf
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 ts pepper
6 ounce can no salt tomato paste
1/8 tsp cayenne (opt)
1/2 can of small tomato sauce

Heat a large nonstick skillet over med. high. Add oil swirl to coat bottom, cook mushrooms, onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer covered for 1 to 2 hrs, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving.

* for meat lovers this goes great with Meatballs. But even my husband, who eats meat with everything, loves this recipe on it's own!

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