Q: I'm a runner, and preparing to carbo load with some whole wheat pasta. Runners are discouraged from eating dairy before a race, so I'm looking for an interesting recipe that doesn't involve butter or cheese.
Sent by Rachel
Editor: Rachel, a good place to start would be this super simple tomato sauce from Marcella Hazan:
• Classic Recipe: Marcella Hazan's Famous Tomato Sauce
It does call for butter, and you could cut that down or substitute some olive oil for a portion of it.
Readers, what else would you suggest?
Related: Blogging Cook's Illustrated: Sauces for Whole Wheat Pasta
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