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Old 10-31-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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Tomato Sauce

Here's my recipe for a basic tomato sauce. I freeze this in individual portions and use it up through the week. I recently had it with some turkey mince and a salad, and it was delicious. Also good with pasta!

Ingredients
Cooking spray
2 onions, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
1 tsp sugar
4 tins of chopped tomatoes

Method
Spray a pan with the cooking spray. Cook the vegetables, bay leaf, sugar and some salt for 10-15 minutes until tender.
Stir in the tomatoes and 150ml water.
Simmer very gently for 30 minutes, or until reduced by 2/3

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Makes about 8 portions, each clocking in at around 60 calories.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:26 AM   #2
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Try mixing a container of this with a similar amount of chicken or beef stock for a quick soup.

Great recipe!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Great ideas thanks! Glad you like the recipe!
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I freeze this in individual portions.....

I don't care to put up finished tomato sauces, because it limits my flexibility.

Normally I make oodles of plain sauce (i.e., just the tomatoes and a bit of salt) during the growing season, and can it in quart jars. Then, when I want to make a sauce to use, I start with a jar of the tomato base and build from there.
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I freeze this in individual portions.....

I don't care to put up finished tomato sauces, because it limits my flexibility.

Normally I make oodles of plain sauce (i.e., just the tomatoes and a bit of salt) during the growing season, and can it in quart jars. Then, when I want to make a sauce to use, I start with a jar of the tomato base and build from there.
Do you have a job that requires you to be out of the house for a large portion of the day? I would love to do a meal where I can basically start from scratch every day, but don't have that luxury. A lot of preparations are done during my time off, so I'll have "finished" tomato sauce in the freezer, ready to go.

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Tomato Sauce Here's my recipe for a basic tomato sauce. I freeze this in individual portions and use it up through the week. I recently had it with some turkey mince and a salad, and it was delicious. Also good with pasta! Ingredients Cooking spray 2 onions, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 bay leaves 1 tsp sugar 4 tins of chopped tomatoes Method Spray a pan with the cooking spray. Cook the vegetables, bay leaf, sugar and some salt for 10-15 minutes until tender. Stir in the tomatoes and 150ml water. Simmer very gently for 30 minutes, or until reduced by 2/3 Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Makes about 8 portions, each clocking in at around 60 calories. 3 stars 1 reviews
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