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You can't beat having a basic, perfect marinara recipe that you can easily add to for quick and delicious homemade meal. This is my go-to marinara, courtesy of Appetite for Reduction.

Ingredients:
1 tsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
Freshly ground black pepper
24oz crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced or chopped

Directions:
Sautée the garlic in olive oil in a medium sized pot. Add crushed tomatoes, seasonings, and  mushrooms. Cook on low for about 20 minutes. Serve over penne or whatever (shaped noodles carry the most sauce, so try penne, farfalle, or rotini) and eat it all up! Makes 4 cups or so. Great for dinner for 2 or to save for a few dinners for you cooking-for-one types.

Pro move: sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top before eating. Perfect de facto parmesan cheese replacement.

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