This week's recipe is a favorite of ours and a go to for anything that needs a spaghetti sauce - chicken parm, spaghetti casserole, and of course, my favorite, spaghetti and meatballs. It's easy, completely healthy (no sugar!) and full of nutrients.
3-4 TB olive oil (depends on how much garlic and onions you add).
1 large onion chopped
4-5 TB finely chopped fresh garlic
(You can add chopped celery as well if you want)
Saute these three ingredients for a few minutes.
Add 4 14 ounce cans of quality tomatoes (crushed or whole is fine - I like Carmelina brand)
Add as much fresh spinach as the pot will hold.
4 TB Italian seasoning
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup red wine
2 cups of tomato juice (we make our own)
Salt and pepper to taste
Simmer all of this on low for an hour or two. Turn heat off and blend all together with a hand mixer.