**READ ME: Keep in mind that while all of these recipes are Paleo. If you are currently doing the whole30, you will need to leave out all sweeteners!
I know, I know...but you will be able to enjoy them soon enough. Hang in there! I promise it's all worth it.**

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

{ paleo spaghetti }

Oh, spaghetti. You just can't live without it! We eat spaghetti squash {and we love it!} with our homemade sauce all the time. But, sometimes all you need is a little variety....as spaghetti squash can get a little boring after eating it so many times. Are you ready for this?? ZUCCHINI Noodle Spaghetti! Yes! I will tell you that this is SO much better than regular old noodles/spaghetti squash, and we will be making this one over and over again. 
ZUCCHINI "NOODLES"
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1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
2 large zucchini, cut into julienne strips
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 to 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped {if using dry, 2 tablespoons}
1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or beef {grass-fed preferred}
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce {see below for recipe}
Additional fresh basil for topping pasta

1. Wash zucchini. Using a Julienne Peeler, begin to make the noodles by "shredding" each side of the zucchini into a bowl until you start to see the seeds. {you can shred the entire thing, but I stopped at the seeds} Carefully loosen/break up the noodles.

2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place zucchini and garlic, and basil in skillet and heat until zucchini is slightly softened. {about 5-7 mins} To plate dish, place zucchini “noodles” in bowl or plate and then top with your homemade spaghetti sauce. Enjoy!


OUR HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE
**WARNING: This will make A LOT extra! 
We like to split it up into baggies, and freeze for future use**

2--28 oz. cans organic crushed tomatoes
2--12 oz. cans organic tomato sauce
2--6 oz can organic tomato paste
1 cup of large onion, diced*
  4 cloves garlic, minced*
sliced mushrooms*
2-3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
dash of cayenne pepper for spice
1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil
salt & black pepper to taste

Heat oil {coconut or olive oil} in a skillet over medium heat; saute onion, mushrooms & garlic until fragrant and onions are transparent. Add to the tomato sauce & spices. Stir; bring to a boil, and then simmer for 30 mins. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve over any noodle, or veggie! 

**NOTE: If desired, you can cook and add any meat to your dish. Or just leave it plain. :)
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2 comments:

  1. It is 10:38 PM and I am cooking this right now!! I have to be up at 4:30. Ummm...I am dumb! However, my house smells amaaaazing :)

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    1. You go girl!! Let me know how you liked it. :)

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