Homemade Pizza Sauce

Yeah, it’s easy to get pizza sauce out of a jar. I’m not going to bad-mouth convenience food users, because I’m totally one of them.

Homemade pizza sauce recipe


homemade pizza sauce ingredientsBut it’s actually really easy to make homemade pizza sauce with ingredients I always have on hand. This way I don’t have to make sure to remember to buy it, plus it tastes absolutely delicious. I am totally not willing to admit but might just hint that I may have possibly licked the bowl clean after I’ve put the pizza in the oven. Maybe.

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Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

I was at my church’s women’s retreat a few years ago, taking some alone time to read through the book of Galatians, when this verse popped out at me. It’s a pretty simple guideline about how a Christian should conduct themselves. Honestly, I think the Golden Rule is a pretty simple guideline about how anyone should conduct themselves, but especially us Christians, who are ambassadors of God’s love.

It’s my favorite verse. I hope you like it, too!

Galatians 5:14 Love

Interesting Things Around the Web

Since I’m on vacation and won’t be making the usual Weekly Menu, here’s a few fascinating things I’ve found around the internet lately:

New Year’s Resolutions planning is in full swing, and one of the biggest is losing weight or getting healthy. In honor of healthy eating, here’s a Youtube video from SciShow that explains the low down on dietary fats.

Now take your knowledge and go find a restaurant in which to procure some healthy food. Did you know that Portland was named one of America’s best food cities by the Washington Post? I believe it. Link includes a map of exemplary Portland restaurants. (But don’t forget PDX’s burgeoning food cart scene!)

snowshoe mount hood

Now head into the mountains and work off the locally-sourced vegan paleo foodstuff you just ate. May I suggest snowshoeing on Mount Hood? Over at the Outdoor Project they have 21 different routes to take. Don’t forget: grab a winter recreation map, and know how to use a compass.

On a more serious note, Mary T. McCarthy wrote a moving piece on Salon about her struggle with bipolar disorder entitled, “I didn’t feel fit to be a mother:” I was holding it together, pushing through, getting by, and then one night, I wasn’t, highlighting one game-changing moment in particular.

No one felt sorry for Andrea Yates, the woman in Texas who, suffering from postpartum psychosis, drowned her five children in the bathtub in 2001. But there was one moment in my life when I did, when I felt an unexpected flicker of empathy for her and for all the other mothers who struggle with mental illness or who have lost control.