Food, Fun and Face!

Welcome to my blog! I'm starting this blog to add some spice to some of your kitchens! I follow a primal lifestyle which basically means I eat a whole bunch of vegetables, good meats, some fruit, nuts and seeds and a little dairy. I avoid eating all grains and try not to eat processed food and limit the amount of sugar I throw down my throat. Basically the name of the game is to eat REAL FOOD. Sounds simple right? But sometimes people find it hard to start to eat this way. So this blog is here to help you (and me) throw together some awesome tasty food . So please stay a while and get your creative kitchen juices flowing again!!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Basic Tomato Sauce

Now this isn't a recipe for a tomato sauce that you can put on your hot chups. (I'll post up a recipe for a really good primal ketchup soon.)

It's a recipe for a sauce that you can use with any kind of dish that requires a bit of a tomato sauce as the base.

I used this particular one to go with some meatballs which I'll put the recipe up for next.

Really tasty and easy to make.


3x 400g Cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Handful of fresh Basil
Handful of fresh Marjoram (optional)
1x Clove Garlic
Olive Oil
2 tsp Dried Oregano

Put a frying pan on a high heat.

Finely chop up the garlic clove.

Add a couple of swigs of oil to the pan then add the garlic.

Don't let the garlic burn and after a couple of minutes add the cans of tomatoes and the oregano.

Now this next bit is important: DO NOT break up the whole tomatoes. Gently mix the oregano in to the tomato mixture trying very carefully not to break up the tomatoes and let the pips out. This will make the sauce bitter in the end if you do. If you leave the tomatoes whole then the sauce will come out nice and sweet.

Turn the heat right down and let the sauce simmer gently away for an hour.

After an hour add the basil and if you have it the marjoram all chopped up to the sauce.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and give it a stir. Now you can break up the tomatoes.

The sauce is good to go now. You can store it in the fridge for a few days or freeze it until you need it.

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