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Authentic Home Made Tomato Sauce

This is a savory home style recipe, which is often paired with pasta. This delicious sauce can be used as a topping enhanced with your favorite herbs and spices. Tomatoes come in many different shapes and sizes. They can be prepared in many ways; raw, stewed, soups, juices, purees, grilled, and sautéed. Eating tomatoes can help keep skin looking supple as they contain high levels of vitamin C and beta carotene, yet cherry tomatoes are known to have higher levels of beta carotene than regular tomatoes. Tomatoes are known to help protect against free radicals, cancer, maintain healthy blood pressure, and reduce blood glucose in people with diabetes. ” A recent study in the journal Molecular Cancer Research linked the intake of high levels of beta-carotene to the prevention of tumor development in prostate cancer. ” (1) It is best if those who struggle with inflammation or have arthritic symptoms, to consume less tomatoes in their diet as tomatoes are known to be acidic and they may cause symptoms like swelling.

Ingredients:

10-12 Roma Tomatoes, (halved and removed seeds)
4-5 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 large Onion (white or yellow, diced)
3-5 Carrot stalks (peeled and diced)
1 tablespoon Oregano (chopped)
1 tablespoon Thyme (chopped)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper

Instructions:

  1. First, use a large sauce pan and pour the oil in.
  2. Next heat pan over medium heat.
  3. Add in the onion, carrot, and saute’until onion starts to soften or turn translucent.
  4. Next, throw in the tomatoes for about 7-10 minutes and stew them till they are soft.
  5. While sauce is stewing, toss in the oregano and thyme leaves.
  6. Enjoy right away.

Optional  Ingredients:

Fresh Herbs: Cilantro, rosemary, parsley, tarragon, thyme, mint, sage, or Thai basil.   

Resources:

(1) (January 03, 2018). “Medical News Today.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, Web.

Sources:

(January 03, 2018). “Medical News Today.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, Web.

X Gong, R Marisiddaiah, S Zaripheh, D Wiener, L P Rubin, (January 03, 2018). “Mitochondrial β-Carotene 9′,10′ Oxygenase Modulates Prostate Cancer Growth via NF-κB Inhibition: A Lycopene-Independent Function.” U.S. National Library of Medicine, Web.

Healthy  Living,

Jaclyn Rae

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