In the Kitchen
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Excerpt from Pamela Salzman’s Quicker Than Quick: 140 Crave-Worthy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Foods in 30 Minutes or Less by Pamela Salzman. Copyright © 2020. Available from Hachette Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
I adapted this recipe from the website of Jovial Foods. Jovial has a range of products, from pastas, tomatoes, and flours, which are all made with clean, organic ingredients. I use its brown rice casarecce here, but you can use your favorite. It’s all about the sauce, anyway: This sauce tastes as though it has been simmering all day on the stove, but in reality, it is super quick to come together.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
Eggplants and mushrooms have a hearty, earthy heft to them, making them a great stand-in for the traditional beef, especially in the summer when eggplants are in season and you’re looking for a lighter dish. This is also fabulous on pasta alternatives, such as spaghetti squash.
Photo credit: Amy Neunsinger