Happy Monday!

Photo via my Instagram How was your weekend? Mine was altogether very relaxing - caught up on a lot of sleep, and I finally made ...

Photo via my Instagram

How was your weekend?

Mine was altogether very relaxing - caught up on a lot of sleep, and I finally made Gwyneth's Turkey Bolognese (photo above! For the recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post), which took about 4 hours longer than I thought it would (why everyone should always read a recipe all the way through before starting...haha). But it was delicious! SO good. I highly recommend it, so go and make it!

I also started working out again (stopped for a while because I was sick) - and it's pretty pathetic how out of shape I am! I am also quite sore today so at least I did something to my body. Goal for the next few weeks is to get into shape! Probably with yoga (vinyasa - my favorite!) and picking up ballet again. I can't wait! 

What are you looking forward to?

Gwyneth's Turkey Bolognese Recipe:
5–6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage, cut into 4-inch-long links
1 pound ground turkey (ideal to use dark meat)
Coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 medium yellow onions, peeled and finely diced (about 2 cups)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Two 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes with their juice
1/3 cup tomato paste
Cooked rigatoni, for serving (3/4 box)
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, turning now and then, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Remove the sausage to a plate and add the ground turkey to the pan along with a healthy pinch of salt and a few fresh grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring here and there, for 10 minutes, or until nicely browned. Remove to a separate plate. Add another 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook these until softened and just beginning to brown, another solid 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juice along with about 1/2 cup of water that you’ve swished in the cans to get all the tomato out of them. Add the ground turkey, stir the sauce well, and nestle in the sausages. Bring the sauce to a boil, season to taste with salt and pepper, and turn the heat to low. Cover almost completely with a lid (let the steam escape from one side) and gently simmer for 4 hours (incidentally, this is a great time to use a flame tamer if you have one), adding splashes of water every hour or so if the sauce is at all drying. Uncover the sauce and stir in the tomato paste, barely cover, and simmer for one more hour.
  2. When it's about ready for serving, bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and salt generously. Drop the rigatoni in and cook according to package directions.
  3. Serve the sauce over the cooked rigatoni with a nice grating of Parmesan on top.
Serves 4 with enough for leftovers

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  1. Sounds like my kinda weekend! That pasta looks amazing... nothing like a great meal and a workout to work it all off lol.

  2. Did you copy the directions straight from the book? If so, that is the strangest way to organize the cooking steps... I don't blame you for not realizing this took 5 hours! Why would you put the first 16 steps as number 1 and then separate things like "serve over noodles?"

  3. Mmmm that pasta looks so good!! I'm sorry it took so long haha.. I always start cooking something when I'm SUPER hungry and then find out it's going to take five times longer to cook!

  4. This looks so yummy! I've been sick a lot lately or really busy with work and need to get back on the workout wagon - so out of shape and I hate it!


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