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Feeling better, finally and Ninja to the rescue!

Friday, May 17, 2013

A week and a half of stomach virus is quite enough!
It is getting very warm and this may be the last day for the house to be open! I love the breeze and the sounds of nature and cars,even! It reminds me there are people out there even if I'm stuck in the house most days without a car!
I exercised three days this week and am very happy I didn't quit totally like I feared.
So after a week of eating toast,applesauce and instant mashed taters I ate a semi meal last night. Hubby is working so hard and late I had to cook something!
So I pulled the trusty Ninja 3 in one cooker of the shelf and made the super easy spaghetti recipe.

Not too many ingredients here! Picked fresh oregano,parsley and basil from the garden. Diced those up with an onion and garlic.

Into the Ninja cooker on the stove top function, I brown the meat and sautee the diced veggies.

I added a huge,Sam's club size:-) , jar of spaghetti sauce, the package of gluten free noodles and 4 cups of water. Switch the cooker to oven function at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

This is how it looked, a little runny but no worries I can fix that! I thought it would be since I had 4 oz more sauce in the jar and used the entire amount of water and a little less noodles:-)

Arrowroot powder and water will thicken the sauce right up!

This is after it thickened a bit, don't know if it looks different to you:-)

We were so hungry I almost forgot the plated picture, well this ones in a bowl!
Thank goodness this didn't hurt my tummy! I guess I'll be added food back into the diet but slowly with spices.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DJ4HEALTH 5/19/2013 12:11AM

    How to Use Arrowroot Powder as a Thickener

Create thickened sauces or pie fillings without turning them milky by choosing the right starch thickener. Arrowroot powder does not turn sauces cloudy, and it works at temperatures below a simmer, but avoid using this starch thickener for sauces you will reheat as it thins with reheating or heating above a simmer. (see reference 2 pg 276) Adding the arrowroot powder directly to the simmering sauce will result in clumping. The secret to a smooth sauce with arrowroot powder is a slurry.

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DJ4HEALTH 5/18/2013 9:59PM

    I think it is when you let it boil, will have to look it up because when I read it it surprised me too!

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WILSONWR 5/18/2013 6:39AM

    Glad you're feeling better.

That looks good!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/17/2013 8:46PM

    Just remember that arrowroot does not like high heat or it will just stay runny

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SNIC23 5/17/2013 5:42PM

    So nice you're FINALLY feeling better!

I love your fun fingernails, by the way.


Have a fantastic weekend!

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OURELEE1 5/17/2013 5:08PM

  Looks very good

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