Round salad(kumquats, radishes, cucumber on red romaine lettuce with balsamic) - whole wheat spaghetti with blender marinara, pea & mushroom sauté.
This is a fun and colorful meal. I had a blender out because my daughter and I did the smoothie challenge on You tube (only a sip or two of each smoothie, only one red item in each, and hours of belly laughs from the video)
For the sauce: In a blender, blend a 28 oz can if tomatoes with 2 cloves peeled. 1 t dried oregano and 1 t dried thyme. Place in 3 qt saucepan on low, add a splash of red wine or red wine vinegar if you feel like it. Cook for an hour or so until it makes a thick red sauce.
For the pea sauté - slice an onion (I used some big spring onions). Heat a sauté pan on medium with some olive oil spray. Sauté onion with mushrooms (I sliced fresh shiitake and king oyster) then add 1 lb English peas, shelled (I shelled them into the pan) I added 2 T of water, then sprinkled with salt, pepper, shallot greens and cilantro flowers.
Trader Joes provided the spaghetti, canned tomatoes, cucumbers, kumquats, Balsalmic vinegar and shiitake mushrooms. My local farm stand provided the peas, onions, green shallots, cilantro flowers and radishes. I had the oyster mushrooms left from a trip to the farmers market.
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