This marinara sauce is basic and simple — proof that recipes don’t need to be difficult to be delicious. And if you like garlic as much as we do, you’ll love this homemade sauce.
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All five tastes–sweet, sour, bitter, umami, and yes, salty–can be found in whole foods. Let’s break it down–then let’s make an unprocessed bloody Mary and put all five tastes to good use.
Redwood Hill Farm recently invited me to join a few fellow bloggers in creating our own yogurt flavors. Instead of the typical fruit-on-the-bottom (yawn), we were encouraged to think “outside the cup” and come up with fun new twists on yogurt mix-ins. I decided to go savory.
Ah, dried tomatoes! What better way to capture and intensify the flavor, and add a little chew in the process?
When I recently interviewed a group of octogenarians, they all mentioned that “from-scratch” cooking while they were young was just called, uh, cooking. And involving children in preparing food is a contributing factor in sticking to a healthy diet.
There is no doubt eating unprocessed does wonders for our health. Ingredients, however, are not the only things we should focus on in our quest to eat better. An overhaul of our food choices also requires that we consider their environmental and human impact.
From-scratch tomato sauce is an absolute necessity in my home. It’s great to have tomato sauce on hand when making pasta dishes, soups, or chilis.
Once you embrace your local farmers markets, stock your pantry with high quality, time tested staples, and acquire certain kitchen gadgets, everything will come together at dinnertime… like this Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella, and Eggplant Salad!