Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elizabeth Cooks: Pasta Sauce

Pasta sauce. Such a benign, simple, delicious food. Makes noodles and brocooli taste infinitely better, and what would a pizza be without marinara? Before I started really thinking about what I was eating, it also seemed like such a simple ingredient that didn't require any nutrition label reading. Little did I know that trans fats, lots of sugar, and lots of oil was hidding in most conventional tomato sauces. Tear. While there are some great products out there that don't use any, when Tuttorosso offered to send me some tomatoes, i thought I might as well finally tackle making my own pasta sauce.
Tuttorosso is a midwestern tomato company that produces canned tomatos that are preservative free. Do i wish they were in tetra pack containers instead of aluminum. yes. Next time!

On to the pasta sauce! 100% plant-based, with some great healthy oil and nutritional yeast + smoked sea salt to get that "meaty" taste.
Pasta Sauce

Add all ingredients to a sauce pan. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with the lid off for 30 minutes.
Serve over some whole wheat or gluten-free pasta with plenty of veggies. Of course, you can freeze the leftovers!

In the Holiday spirit T uttorosso isgiving away some great daily prizes on Facebook. Check these ones out:
Dec 5: Herb Mill by Microplane
Dec 6: Tuttorosso Variety Gift Box
Dec 7: 3 pc Cutting Board Set
Dec 8: Olive Oil Cruet 8 oz by Chef's Plane

Good luck!

Full disclosure: Yes I did receive a 3 jars of tomato sauce to try. I was in no way shape or form coerced to write a positive review. heck i didn't even have to say pip! I fully stand behind the foods I like. Questions? Ask away.


Carlene said...

This summer my grandma taught me how to make tomato sauce. Even though it takes so long, the home made stuff is always way better with way less salt.

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