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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pork meatballs and pasta

MEATBALLS AND PASTA
Here's how our Saturday night pork meatballs and spaghetti turned out.
We loved how the pasta sauce stuck to the
spaghetti, because we used dried 'BRONZE' pasta. Look out for it in your supermarket - it does make a difference in our opinion. The sauce sticks well and doesn't end up on the plate or down your shirt and, generally, the pasta is less slippery.
To make the pork meatballs, we used some good quality sausages, one with a high meat content, full of flavour without too much fat.
If you prefer you could buy pork mince and use your own herbs/flavourings.
But, you may find you have a few sausages lying around and this is a great way to use them up. We suggest two spicy sausages per person - which was more than enough for us. As they were full of flavour there was no need to add additional spices/seasoning.
METHOD
Simply remove skins from sausages and roll into little balls, then fry gently.

FOR THE EASY TOMATO SAUCE
SautĂ© a large onion, add garlic and cook for a minute. Add a large tin of chopped tomatoes and heat through. We used some herbs to flavour - and chose what we had available. We added basil, thyme and rosemary.  Dried herbs are fine too.  Finally add a spoonful of tomato puree and some salt and pepper.  After slowly simmering this mixture so the water would evaporate, we ended up with a thick, rich and tasty sauce - without fat.  Depending on the tinned tomatoes you use you may fin you need to add a very small amount of honey or sugar. Add this sparingly and keep tasting.

I sprinkled mine with lots of parmesan. Just use whatever cheese you prefer - cheddar, brie, gruyere etc.
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EAT the food you love - like we do. It may just stop you snacking and craving!
REMEMBER:  - Do you know how many calories you are allowed each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
You'll find our WEIGHT LOSS PLAN here. 
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