This is my ULTIMATE go to recipe! It might seem crazy to you, because at the end… what is in a tomato sauce??? But actually It is full of nutrients! My whole family loves it, and when I make it, the whole house just smells of Italy!

These tomatoes came form biofarm (my favorite organic farm in Shanghai), they are organic, that’s why some of you might say they are “ugly” but MOTHER nature works in mysterious ways, and sometimes the “ugliest” vegetables are the ones with the most flavor… something for us to learn from maybe?

These tomatoes came form biofarm (my favorite organic farm in Shanghai), they are organic, that’s why some of you might say they are “ugly” but MOTHER nature works in mysterious ways, and sometimes the “ugliest” vegetables are the ones with the most flavor… something for us to learn from maybe?

In this recipe I used fresh tomatoes, I try to always use fresh, however sometimes, it happens that I don’t have any, so I use canned (I’m very particular about my canned tomatoes, I ALWAYS choose Italian ones, and I always make sure there in nothing else in there, no spices, herbs or special recipes (yuck!)

Tomatoes are filled with vitamin C and K1 and have potassium, they are great for cell function, blood pressure regulation and here starts our journey down the nutrition part of our meal!

I say this all the time, our meals are not meant to just fill you up, but nourish you and nourish (some would say even heal you) from the inside out, and food (when well prepared with the right ingredients can do so much for us! Something as simple as this tomato sauce, with onion and garlic and basil and olive oil give us so much!

Always try to get the healthiest best quality ingredients you can get, whether organic or clean, I know it’s not easy, and in many places not cheap, however it is much better to get fresh ingredients whether organic or not, than to buy canned already made sauce… it is not the same, it is not made with the same ingredients and it does not taste the same.

Not to mention that when it is made with your love and your energy inside it, it is a completely different outcome.

INGREDIENTS

5 tomatoes (peeled and cut) (or 2 cans of tomatoes)

1 onion cut in big pieces

2 cloves of garlic

3-4 basil leaves

4 Tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a pot starting with the olive oil followed by the rest

Don’t worry too much about cutting them perfectly, we will blend them later anyway

Place on the stove on medium heat and let it cook for about 40 minutes after it started to bubble

(fresh tomatoes have more water so it might take a little extra time for it to turn into a sauce

After about 40 minutes blend it (I used a hand blender and make sure it is completely blended) if you see it is too liquid, put it back on the stove for a little bit.

This sauce is great not only for normal pasta or gluten free pasta, not to mention zoodles, but it is also amazing in a risotto, or on top of any grain.

Try it out, and let me know what you think.


Enjoy!


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