"The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine."
- Hippocrates

March 18, 2010

Easy Peasy Pasta Sauce

It's Friday!! You know what Friday means in my house? Pasta night!! Yup, for the last few years we've been having pasta dinner every Friday night and still look forward to our end of the week meal!

Now, I'm a fan of simple pasta sauce. No big chunks of veggies or fake meat in my sauce...just a simple and tasty tomato sauce that's great for dipping your garlic bread in. Sometimes I even forgo the pasta and just have garlic bread and sauce...yes, it's strange...but sooooo good!!

After seeing all the added crap that goes into store-bought sauce I started making my own every Friday. It's really only a couple more steps than just opening a jar and heating. Try it out tonight...maybe you'll start a new tradition too!

1 28oz can diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato paste (just the regular small size)
2-3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp
agave syrup* OR 2-3 tbsp sugar (to taste)
2 tsp dry basil
2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

* You can find agave (a sugar substitute) in most grocery stores, if not, check your local health food store.

In a blender or food processor, blend diced tomatoes, paste, and garlic. While it's blending, add the olive oil. Place blended sauce in a saucepan, add remaining ingredients and heat slowly until simmering. Serve when hot! That's it!

I recommend cleaning up any leftover sauce with some toasted garlic bread...mmmm...yum!

Enjoy everyone