Wednesday, August 23, 2006

spaghetti + singapore noodles

ahh spaghetti.. If there is one thing I can cook its spaghetti! My little secret ingredients are a pinch of cinnamon and after the sauce is done cooking about 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar.

1 yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks celery
8-10 white mushrooms
2 28oz cans diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato paste
1/4 tsp stevia
1 tble simply organic all purpose seasoning
1 tble Basil
1/2 tble oregano
1/2 tsp. Thyme
salt pepper, pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup red wine vinegar..

I tried to record my recipe, but in the end I always seem to add a little more of this and a dash more of that.. this makes a lot! I usually freeze some.

last night the kids got leftover spaghetti.. So me and hubby could have P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro Singapore Street Noodles be warned these are Very Very spicy! I find theMadras curry powder in our supermarkets bulk spices. I also only use a half pound of noodles keeping everything else the same. It makes A lot.. And it keeps it in a manageable amount to fry all noodles at once.

Well, things are crazy this week w/ back to school.. Eli will be starting kindergarten and is just beside himself w/ anticipation! He is so cute packing and unpacking all of his new school supplies.. And showing everybody who walks in the door his new stuff.. Emma will be going back to pre-school .. Solo w/ out her brother.. This will be very hard for her.. She is quite dependent on her big brother for many of her social interactions.. She attends a co-op pre-school which means I too will be going back to pre-school as parent participation is a requirement (ya, that's a good thing). My oldest daughter will be starting eleventh grade she is looking into going into an alternative school.. We have a week full of school meetings and what not.. Ya! I really am looking forward to a bit of alone time.. If nothing else just going to the store ALONE w/o my little helpers!


At 6:10 PM, Blogger Urban Vegan said...

that looks really great.

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your recipe sounds delicious. I'd love to have a signature marinara. I've saved your recipe and will give it a try the next time I make spaghetti. The only problem for me is the wine. It's hard to cook with it when you don't drink it. I hate opening a bottle to only use 1/4 cup and the rest gets thrown away.

Any ideas for saving/using the remainder of the bottle?

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Vicki said...

the food looks delicious & thanks for the secret pinch of cinnamon tip! ahhh, back to school time....

vivacious: freeze the wine in ice-cube trays to use later.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Melody said...

Both pasta dishes look great...
I'm sure the cinnamon adds an extra layer of flavor..

I look forward to school starting too... Tuesday for us. Both of my kids are somewhat excited too..

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Candi said...

Hi!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I come over here and I see Pasta!! YUM!! I LOVE spaghetti! That post makes me want some for dinner tonight!

I love the red wine idea!! :P

At 8:50 AM, Blogger meesh said...

Your pasta looks like it was great. I will have to try the cinnamon the next time I do a sauce. I must confess, I usually just add some stuff to a premade pasta sauce I buy at the store. (sigh) It's bad, I know. You have inspired me to change my ways! :)

Viki - freezing the wine? Genius!

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Hello MadeinAlaska! I am a vegan who has been concerned about coming to Juneau next summer and starving. Your beautiful food has given me hope. Can you recommend some restaurants where I might eat? Or would you consider starting one in time for my visit? :>) Clark (

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