Tomato Sauce

I often gripe about the amount of vegetables I have to manage with this CSA. Every week it’s almost an assault of delicious greens and tomatoes. This is obviously an amazing thing but it can get overwhelming. I’ve reached the point that everything is going to compost instead of our bellies. Since today is CSA day, I decided to make a tomato sauce last night with the remaining Juliettes and big reds that I had. This recipe is enough for a medium jar of sauce which will probably last 1-2 meals depending on how much you like to use.

Ingredients

• 2 cups of tomatoes, peeled and chopped

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 2 small onions, chopped

• 4 garlic cloves, crushed

• 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

• 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped

• 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce

• 1/4 cup dry red wine

• A pinch of dried red chili flakes

• Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot. When it is ready, saute the onions and garlic until onions are clear.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. When tomatoes are cooked down, taste the sauce and adjust the flavoring to your preference. (I like mine super garlicky!)

4. Optional: Take the sauce off the heat and blend with an emulsion blender (or use a food processor or blender.) I like my sauce to be a little chunky so I only blended it enough to have a semi-even consistency.

5. Enjoy immediately or store in a sterile Ball jar.

Note: The heat should create a seal- the jar can then be stored for a short period in the fridge. To store for a long period of time, look into vacuum sealing to achieve ultimate food safety measures. It usually requires equipment so do your research. I am not an expert in preserving food, just an expert in deliciousness.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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