Friday, May 2, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Easy Tomato Basil and Olive Sauce...


What a day to get excited about! (It really doesn't take much to get me excited lol)

Teddy  may be happier than me ;)

After a week filled with things to do...

I'm looking forward to relaxing and...

Taking things slower! (I do like being busy, but I do also love my time just being still, with no real plans other than to rest and go with the flow.)

I will enjoy some running this weekend...
Pacing myself.
No rush.

Lucky for me...

I did get to loaf around mid-week...

Off to slice in another home :)


Prepare a last minute dinner for family and friends!

So with that in mind....

What better way to segue into a new recipe I concoted and share it in this edition of...


Hope you like it!

Easy Tomato Basil and Olive Sauce

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours (for maximum flavour)

  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (or 4-5 Italian Tomatoes tossed in the blender or food processor)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Olive
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of green and Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, add in olive oil - let it heat up
  2. Add in the onions, cook until soft
  3. Add in Oregano, salt and pepper, mix well
  4. Add in the tomatoes, stir
  5. Add in the basil leaves and chopped olives (optional), stir
  6. Simmer for 1-3 (hours, to allow flavour to build)
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If you have a recipe you've been making and loving...

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I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Questions FU You...

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Any plans on taking things slow?

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  1. I love olives! This sounds soooo good. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that recipe- It's so similar to a stand by marinara sauce I make except you NEED to add mixed seafood to it- so good!

    This weekend, I have a brunch with a mate and I'm keen for the poached eggs and smoked salmon on toast. SOURDOUGH toast ;)

  3. Yum! Sounds so good and easy to make too!

  4. i love how fresh it sounds too! you make things simple and delish friend

  5. I love that last minute dinner! There's nothing more satisfying than a simple pastes + tomato sauce dish!

  6. I love the olives in the sauce- that sounds delicious! Have a great Friday!!

  7. Yum, love the idea of the olives in the sauce. I love olives! How fantastic would it be with your bread???

  8. Oh that sounds lovely, nice and easy too :) I am glad you are making time for bread. I made my favorite loaf yet last weekend, and I am enjoying the slices as they come out the freezer right now. I am at a track meet all weekend, hope you enjoy yours!

  9. AnonymousMay 02, 2014

    I just realized that it's been wayy too long since I created a recipe and linked up!! Needs to happen soon but I guess this will all have to wait until after Laura's visit here :-)

    I love the combo of that sauce - olives, yumm!!

  10. This sounds so good! I love tomato and basil and the olive sounds like a great addition! And it's vegan! Hurray :-).

    So happy that you're finally getting to enjoy running outdoors again.

  11. I love olives! Will be making this one soon. Thank you!!!

  12. Can I come over for dinner at your house? I'm not saucy ;) but I really like dishes that are covered in a generous amount of sauce. Plus I'm a huge fan of [green] olives so I'd be all about this sauce.
    Enjoy your relaxed and slowed-down weekend!

  13. Simple and sounds delicious. What time should I arrive for dinner??

  14. I always love your recipes but the bread & Teddy are my faves today! :)

  15. Kalamta. Definitely kalamta! Perfect timing. I just bought a new spiralizer and the sauce will be perfect for one of my first spiralized meals. Pinned to my CandyFit board.

  16. Yum! I love homemade tomato sauce. With a ton of fresh garlic!

  17. Yum, this sauce looks so simple yet delicious!! I bet it would go great on some spiralised zucchini.

  18. ahhhh CHARMING and I wanna have you and TeDdY OVER for dinner ;-)


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