Saturday, October 22, 2011

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce Fun

This is part of a Tastemaker program with Newman's Own! Thanks!
 What could it be?
 A flip camera??
 And delicious healthy real ingredient salad dressings and tomato sauces! Let's see what we can do with Tomato and Basil...

 I first tasted it plain, and the Basil is sooo good. Very evident and fresh tasting. I love basil therefore I love it. The tomato factor has just the right amount of salty and sweet. I knew it would go perfect on some Spaghetti Squash Pasta.

For one hungry athlete:

The Meat (Optional)
  • 5oz Lamb Shoulder Chops
  • 1t Coconut Oil
  • Dried Thyme and Chopped Chives
  • 1-2oz Beef Jerky
The Pasta
  • 1 600-700g Spaghetti Squash
  • 3/4c or 200g Newman's Own Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1t Coconut Oil
  • 1T Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
The Salad
  • Herb Salad Mix, Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado
  • Macadamia Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
Use 1 Spaghetti Squash with 5oz of cubed meat of your choice (I sautéed Lamb Shoulder Chops in Coconut Oil with Thyme, Chopped Chives, and Cumin), and 1-2oz of Beef Jerky torn into bits.
 Slice in half before or after baking at 375ºF for 30-45minutes until soft. Scoop out and discard seeds and then run a fork from top to bottom and scoop out the flesh into a dish. The more you run a fork through, the more pasta-like, the less, the more squash like.
 Melt in 1 Tbsp of Coconut Oil for some creamy texture and a little hint of flavor.
 Pour 3/4 Cup Tomato Basil Sauce with some fresh Rosemary (about 1/2T, mine was right out of the garden!) and a few turns of Fresh Ground Pepper. Mix Well.
 Then mix in the meat/jerky (or tempeh/tofu), and accompany with a nice Herb Salad. Mine was composed of Herb Salad Mix, Japanese Cucumber peeled and chopped, sliced Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, and the other 1/2T of fresh Rosemary.  A quick salad dressing of Macadamia Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar (1T each), and of course some more Fresh Ground Pepper.
The already delicious pasta sauce combined with some Rosemary and Pepper, a hint of Coconut, and then slightly squash flavored 'pasta', and you have yourself one of the most delicious meals!  The Lamb is pairs up quite well and the Jerky acts like Bacon, mixing up the texture some more.  I love the sometimes pasta sometimes squash bites!

You could also skip the salad dressing and use one of the awesome Newman's Own options, however I cannot enjoy them due to the dairy and walnut content. However, my housemates are enjoying them to their fullest and love them!

This meal is the ultimate nutrient packed lowish carb healthy fat and protein powerhouse! Just the right amount of sodium in the sauce, and only real ingredients, not a huge list. That's how you refuel with simple meat and veggies and lots of flavor!


  1. Very good, and just finished off a Pork belly today! Probably won't get it again though because I'm not stoked on buying a bunch of lard basically, no use for it


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