Farfalle Pasta With A Rich Tomato Sauce

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Tricolor Farfalle Pasta With A Rich Tomato Sauce

How to make an easy and tasty homemade tomato sauce?

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a saucepan.

Fry 1 small diced onion and 2 minced garlic cloves, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Crush 2 cans of whole tomatoes (28 oz / 390g each) into the pot and add 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano and maybe some basil too.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened about 15 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

I used 2½ oz / 70g of pasta per person and simply sprinkled Parmesan on it.

* If the sauce is a little bitter you can either add a little sugar or a very small amount of bicarbonate of soda.

Is Pasta Healthy? Is It Fattening?

Carbohydrates similar to pasta provide glucose which is a crucial fuel for your brain and muscles.

Pasta provides a slow release of energy, unlike simple sugars that offer a quick fleeting boost of energy.

Pasta is very low in sodium and cholesterol-free, and whole wheat pasta can provide up to 25% of daily fiber requirements in every one cup portion.

One serving of dry pasta supplies the equivalent of roughly 100 micrograms of folic acid, or 25% of the recommended daily intake.

Current dietary guidance calls for up to 65% of daily calories to come from carbohydrates, such as pasta.

And pasta has a low Glycemic Index (GI) so it doesn’t cause blood glucose levels to rise quickly.

Is Wholemeal Pasta Really More Healthy?

The main difference between white and wholewheat pasta is the way in which it’s processed.

Wholewheat contains three parts of the grain, the outer layer which is called, the bran, the sprouting part which is called, the germ, and the starchy center which is called,the endosperm.

White pasta consists of only the endosperm and although it still contains a good amount of protein, carbohydrates, iron, and B vitamins, it’s obviously not as healthy as the wholewheat variety.

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2 Comments

  1. Gladys December 29, 2013 12:05 pm Reply

    It’s too early to say much about the website, but I like the look of it and love the picture of the tagliatelle and the simple recipe for the sauce.

    I’ll be back!

  2. Heartlander January 7, 2014 1:42 pm Reply

    This is simple, but super tasty.

    I’m going to use it as a base to make other variations using different herbs and vegetables!

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