An Amazing Sauce Discovery

I am always on the lookout for new fun things to eat.  I get a lot of ideas from some other very clever bloggers and this sauce idea came from one of my favorites: Heather Eats Almond Butter.  I also saw Meghann of The Inner Workings of a College Graduate make this sauce this week and that did it for me.  I had to try it.  I figured with almond butter it couldn’t be bad, right?  So I set off making my new favorite sauce.  The best part about the ingredients is that they are all naturally gluten-free!! 

Here is what I used for a single serving:

1/2 cup Prego 3 Cheese Marinara Sauce (gluten-free)

1 TBSP Trader Joe’s raw unsalted almond butter (GF)

1 TBSP Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

I mixed all the above up in a bowl and then tossed in the microwave for 45 seconds to a minute & then stirred.  I tasted the creation and was in heaven!!  Seriously, quite possibly the best sauce ever!!  I quickly put the rest of my ingredients in a bowl to expedite things so I could sit down to eat!

Into the bowl went:

1/2 cup leftover Trader Joe’s brown rice spiral pasta

1/2 cup chickpeas

3/4 cup roasted eggplant

leftover broccoli (1/2 cup or less)

Top with sauce and then goat cheese. 



Then, all mixed up:


If you are looking at this shaking your head, please try it.  You can use peanut butter or Sunbutter if you don’t have almond butter or can’t have nuts.  It is very rich and is healthy for you, too!  You could use this to top all kinds of stuff.  I love roasted veggie bowls with a little pasta, some kind of beans and a sauce of some sort.  Usually it is plain marinara.  From now on, it will be marinutta, as Heather calls it.  😉


Newsworthy Notes:

  1. Check out my 2 new articles on the Examiner:  Crock pot Applesauce  and Gluten-free at Hardee’s.
  2. I contacted Gatorade the other day to confirm that the drink powder was gluten-free and I got the confirmation that all of their drinks are gluten-free, including Thirst Quencher, Instant Mix, Endurance Formula, Energy Drink, Nutrition Shake, G2 and Propel.
  3. I am running further tomorrow than I ever have before.  I plan to run 12 miles in the morning.  This will be the longest training run before my half-marathon.  Wish me luck!!