It’s definitely not a mystery nor a surprise that I am a creature of habit.

Once I get myself into the groove of things, it often seems that the groove lines become deeper and deeper on a daily basis.  And in the words of the great Katy Perry, “there’s no goin’ back!”

This trait of mine serves as both a blessing and a curse.  Consistency is magical, yet so is spontaneity.

In any case, when it comes to “sauciness,” I will continually work to hold my own ~ marinara sauce, that is.

I’ve found the secret…adding this to any meal changes the game.


It truly is amazing.

Muir Glen Organic…I love you.

My favorite variety: Garden Vegetable.



Of course it is.

Used in any and every way, the deliciousness is quite simple.

This time ~ simplicity at its best.
Noodles.  WHITE sweet potato noodles, that is.
A bit of kale.
…And the secret sauce.



White Sweet Potato Noodles with Secret Sauce

2 medium sweet potatoes, “noodled” with a Spiralizer (or some other noodling tool – veggie peeler is okay)
2 Tbs. extra virgin coconut oil (or ghee)
1/2-2/3 lb. ground grass fed beef (85% is best)
1/2 sweet yellow onion, minced
1 c. lacinato kale, finely sliced
2 c. Muir Glen Organic Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbs. fresh basil
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar (optional)

In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and add the sweet potato noodles.  Cover and stir every so often until the noodles are soft and just perfect.  (White sweet potatoes work best – imparting a true “pasta like” feel).  Once ready, set aside, keeping warm for serving.

In a separate skillet, add the ground beef, breaking apart into small chunks and allowing the fat to render.  Add onion and cook until translucent, stirring often.  Add kale, sauce, and salt and pepper.  Once thoroughly combined, reduce heat to very low and add the red pepper flakes, basil, and vinegar.  Stir a few more times.

Divide noodles and sauce into two servings and consume with delight.


Now that’s what I call Awesome Sauce!

Oh, and you can’t forget the wine…you must be seeing a theme in these last few posts…


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