This recipe was SO easy and the ingredients are basics in my pantry! I used my chopper to dice the veggies really small - pencil eraser size. I sauteed without the olive oil (although olive oil is a heart healthy oil!), such a small amount anyway. I don't eat red meat so I used ground turkey breast instead; this would also be good with ground chicken or chicken sausage. Last, I served my family's on whole wheat pasta and for me, to cut out all calories possible, I served mine on Shirataki fettuccini noodles I had dry-fried (the key to eating these noodles!). Holy cow...it was really good!!