Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Learn to Cook with Tomato Sauce!


simple tomato sauce
Simple Tomato Sauce


You ask, 'how do you eat right?' 

It's simple, 'Cook your own food!'

Just get in the kitchen, grab an apron (if you are a sloppy cook) and start cooking! All there is to lose is a small amount of time. You and your family are worth it. 

Here's what I suggest you do. Pick a simple recipe and practice it. Let’s choose, tomato sauce.Try one tomato sauce recipe, then try another tomato sauce recipe, try three different tomato sauce recipes (not on the same day). 


You will officially have mastered tomato sauce…..learning to cook is that simple. It's like piano lessons, you would not learn to play the piano after just one lesson. To learn to cook takes getting  into the kitchen and…..just cook it!

Here are two recipes to get you started.

Simple Tomato Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can plum tomatoes 28 fl.oz
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy saucepan. Add onions and cook 4 minutes, add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Tomato Sauce With Sausage

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound spicy Italian sausage (squeeze meat out of casings)
1 cup chopped onions
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14 ½ oz can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy saucepan. Add onions and sauté 2 minutes. Add sausage meat and garlic, and sauté until cooked through about 10 minutes. Add oregano, crushed red peppers, and both tins of tomatoes. Bring to a boil, lower and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.