The Ultimate Ragu

When deciding what to make this week for the blog, I found this ragu in my notes. It literally said, “Made the most awesome ragu tonight! eggplant, carrots, onion, garlic, zucchini, summer squash, kalamata olives, tomato paste, beef.” That’s what I had to go on and i wrote it down about 3 years ago. With a note like that, I had to make it…and make a recipe for it! ultimate-ragu-2

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Raw Spaghetti and Marinara

We discovered raw food a few years ago. This raw spaghetti and marinara is surprisingly filling and full of fresh flavors. I love this for spring since it is fresh and light; perfect as the nights start staying lighter longer and getting warmer. It’s also really healthy and low calorie, perfect to start getting ready for summer swimsuit season.

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Squash and Sausage Casserole

We belonged to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) when we lived in Austin. At one point of the year, we got a TON of zucchini! I didn’t know what do with it. I just has so much! It was then I created this casserole. I know, I know. Casserole is something mom used to make in the 80’s. But trust me, this isn’t like her’s…there is not Campbell’s Soup used in this! Squash and Sausage Casserole-2

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Chorizo and Veggie Tacos

Chorizo and Veggie Tacos | www.oinkcooking.com

 Just in time for TACO TUESDAY tomorrow! So this recipe was a total accident, and here is the story behind it. We had just moved to Austin. I had a temp job, Walter hadn’t found anything at that point. Honestly, we were poor! The money we saved up for the move was running out and payday was almost a week away. So, when hunger strikes and you have to get creative with what you have in the fridge, a recipe like this comes around. I literally used foods that were left from preparing other meals. Continue reading