Sauce. (&Spaghetti.)

The tomatoes I used were not this superior brand I keep reading about. The ordinary tomato can was out in the recycling bin at press time.

I only had this superior brand of tomato because it is on sale this week.

Start marinara 9:30AM. This typical procrastination strategy for martyr/Puritan w. pathological need feel productive at all times yet dislike actual work.


The five roasted green beans are facsimiles, but almost true to size.

Then slightly work. Then step out: pop on lid, 200-degree oven, leave. End of day: nice sauce. This not low carb, because goes w. 67g CHO whole wheat spaghetti.


(Amounts of ingredients below.)

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven.

Cook the onion, garlic, and herbs in the oil until the onion is soft and everything smells great. Add the sun dried tomatoes and the cans of tomatoes. I had one can of crushed, one can of whole. I don’t think it matters at all.


I either counted the net cabs (minus the fiber) or counted all of the carbs (incl. fiber), because it made sense to me in that moment but in the logical part of my brain I see this could go either way.

Simmer this all together. Use an immersion blender to make it perfectly smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and 1T sugar. At this point you might slide in some cooked sausages or browned meatballs or Nate’s Meatless Meatballs. (1.35g CHO/ball.) Cover the pot and put it in a 200-degree oven (or a slow cooker, but then you might have to switch pots) for the whole day, stirring occasionally if you think of it.

Eat with spaghetti and roasted green beans for a late after school snack and skip dinner. Sninner.

Ingredients with carbs. The recipe is to cook everything forever and make it smooth with an immersion blender and then cook it some more.

The ingredients with their carbs. The recipe is to cook everything forever and make it smooth with an immersion blender and then cook it some more.



  1. Krissy McMomma · February 5, 2013

    I’m impressed. I usually just crack open a can of Trader Joe’s Organic Spaghetti Sauce, toss in some Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs and boil up some Trader Joe’s high fiber penne. I have a slight addiction to Trader Joe’s processed foods.


    • Katy · February 6, 2013

      Is the high fiber penne especially good for D-people? PWD?


      • Katy · February 6, 2013

        I need to learn my slow-acting pastas.


      • K McMomma · February 6, 2013

        We don’t eat enough pasta for me to compare. It is the overall lowest carb pasta I’ve found and it tastes darned good. Give it a try & let me know what you think!


  2. Katie · February 6, 2013

    Am I the only one to finally realize how many carbs are in onions!?! Since I started actually figuring out how many carbs are in the food I cook I was shocked when I looked up “onion” in the Calorie King book. Food like that should always be “free”. Same goes for garlic.


    • Katy · February 6, 2013

      i agree. should be free! before D, i thought caramelized onions were sweet because the cooking somehow CREATED sugar that wouldn’t reveal itself otherwise.


    • Kim · February 6, 2013

      I had no idea!


      • Katie · February 6, 2013

        Sorry, can’t stop commenting about onions. Just wanted to mention Panera throws fried onions on a bunch of their salads. While delicious, they are the bulk of the carbs. I always have them prepare it w/o and the carb count is easily reduced by at least 20. They have a great “meal planner” on their website that shows all the numbers.


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