224. tomato sauce.

My garden is producing LOTS of tomatoes! So I needed to do something with them all so I made homeade tomato sauce…in the crockpot!

I basically put about 2 T oil, 4 cloves garlic, fresh basil and oregano, (also from my garden), chopped onion, salt, pepper, tomato paste and lots and lots of tomatoes! I cooked it on high for about 4 1/2 hours. I let it cool and then blended it with an immersion blender. It made about two big batches of tomato sauce. Can’t wait to try it out!

23. pasta sauce.

After contemplating one forever, yesterday I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a vitamix. I sat at work today daydreaming of all the things I want to do with it. Tonight I got to give it a try, and I made some fresh pasta sauce. Dinner came together in no time. While my pasta was boiling, I threw a container of cherry tomatoes, handful of basil, 4 cloves of garlic, 3 Tablespoons tomato paste, 2 Tablespoons vegan cream cheese, 1/2 a small onion, salt, pepper, dried oregano and some nutritional yeast in my vitamix. I blended it up and warmed it up in a saucepan. By the time my noodles were done boiling, my sauce was warmed through. A fresh, healthy dinner in only 15 minutes! I love you vitamix.