RECIPE: Varenna Marinara Italian Sauce

I’ve been in Varenna Italy for 3 weeks now on a wellness retreat, exploring new foods, new culture and inspiring restaurants.  I’m pretty sure it’s going to take more than a few weeks to instill the centuries deep culinary expertise of this country, but I’ve made an Americanized version (i.e. quick, easy, but still delicious) of marinara sauce, without stealing any secret family recipes.  It’s … Continue reading RECIPE: Varenna Marinara Italian Sauce

RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing

I’m not Italian; never claimed to be.  So this isn’t Papa Antonio’s secret sauce; you can find yummy marinara recipes elsewhere.  This is so you can make a clean, preservative-free, easy sauce you can use on whole wheat pasta or atop a spinach salad (which I now commonly use instead of pasta);  double the recipe and freeze it to save time later if you like. … Continue reading RECIPE: Tomato Basil Sauce or Salad Dressing