Happy National Pasta Day; This day was made for runners!


Buongiorno  Bloggers!

First we were going to make pasta anyways because we didn’t want our onion to go bad (the onion is for the sauce) and then we found out it was National Pasta Day so it worked out perfectly! Obviously we’re runners so we love our carbs! We’re actually making pasta from Italia thanks to Kasey (best friend) for bringing us back a bag!

Caitlin has this awesome recipe for a sauce with a kick in it! I basically eat it straight from the pot with a spoon…don’t judge me! Tomatoes fight cancer =) soo eat up this sauce!


1 large onion

3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 1/2 tsp of salt

1/4 tsp italian seasoning

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp of balsamic vinegar

2 (28 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes (i like Hunt’s fire roasted crushed tomatoes)

3-5 fresh basil leaves


Dice up your onion

Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan

Saute your onions in the oil until  until soft and slightly golden (about 4-6 minutes)

Put your garlic in with the onions and stir for about a minute

Next you are going to add in your salt, cayenne pepper, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning

Saute this for about another minute

Next you are going to add in your cans of Crushed tomatoes

Bring of all this to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about another 20-25 minutes

In the last few minutes of the simmering add in your basil leaves






C & G


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