Mmm, garden fresh tomato sauce and pasta! Of course, I can’t have a running website without including some pasta recipes. I know the whole “carbo-loading” craze goes back and forth on whether or not it really helps peak performance, but I am woman of habit, and by golly, I have been carbo-loading since I first started running races in middle school cross country, and I will continue to do so until I am 95 (Well, I can only hope I am still running at 95!).
And–if you are like me, chances are you have tomatoes coming out your ears right now. Actually, the deer ate all of our tomato plants this year, so technically my tomatoes are from my in-laws’ garden. Either way, I ended up with a huge pile of tomatoes the other day, and needed a quick way to use my excess produce. My solution was this fresh and delicious sauce. It uses about 40 roma tomatoes, and cooks up enough for 6 people (with leftovers). Feel free to throw in some browned ground beef, or if your kids aren’t afraid of green stuff in their sauce (mine are!) add some fresh veggies if you have on hand.
Tomatoes really are beautiful, aren’t they?