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Saturday, October 15

The "Light" Side of Italian

Ok...Who out here LOVES Italian??  I know I do, and it's a favorite in our house all the way around.  However, there are times when it just seems like overkill.  It's inevitably a heavy meal, whether you're talking about spaghetti & meat sauce, lasagna, manicotti...it tends to be a gut buster, no doubt about it.  The primary reason for that is the sauces themselves.  The majority are based on either tomato paste or cheese/cream.  Both can have a rather filling quality, to be sure.