The Jesus Diet

Penne with Broccoli and Sun Dried Tomatoes
May 1, 2010, 7:01 pm
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Penne With Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
3/4c sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4c olive oil
8 oz whole wheat penne pasta
3 cups broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
4 oz black olives
4 oz swiss cheese
2 oz Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Put the sun-dried tomatoes and chopped garlic in a small bowl
and pour the olive oil over them.
Let them stand for at least 30 minutes before cooking,
or overnight,to allow the tomatoes to reconstitute
and to flavor the oil. If you let the flavors sit for more than 4 hours,
put them in the fridge.

2. Cook the penne according to package directions
While the pasta is cooking, begin cooking the sauce.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato mixture to the pan.
Saute for one minute. Add the broccoli and saute over medium heat,
stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender but still crisp.
If the mixture is dry, add a little water.

3. When the pasta is al dente, drain the water and pour the penne back into the pot.
Add the sauce to the pasta. Gently stir in the olives and cheese.
Divide into four servings and sprinkle Parmesan on each (if desired)


Squash and Tomato Pasta Sauce
April 26, 2010, 2:11 am
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1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 c red wine
1/2 summer squash, diced
1 starship squash, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
small palmful dried oregano leaves
pinch marjoram
2 T extra virgin olive oil

In a skillet heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and simmer until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about a half an hour. If you feel you need a little extra liquid mix in some tomato juice. Serve over pasta or rice.  If you really wanted, you could just eat it as a soup.  🙂