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I made this nutritious pasta sauce for the kids, before leaving on a date night with my husband. Although I thought it was delicious, my three connoisseurs expressed their strong opinions and left the majority on their plates. I enjoyed the healthy left overs the next day, the perfect counterbalance to the rich meal I had enjoyed the evening before.


1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 to 1 pound of tomatoes, cored and chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon tomato paste 
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Saute onion in hot oil, over medium high heat, 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.
Add garlic saute 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, 2 or 3 minutes or until tomatoes start to release their juices.
Add wine and tomato paste and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, or until almost all liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat, and stir in oregano. Serve sauce over hot cooked pasta.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living, August 2012