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Love Potion

 

The memory of my Nonna’s tomato sauce is my favourite childhood scent.  With closed eyes, a deep breath in, this versatile sauce projects the softness of a loving smile in my mind, and fills our home with a warmly scented embrace.

 

Tomato Sauce

Non-GMO, organic, local, vegan ingredients:

Start with a large sauce pan and saute some minced garlic on low, with seasonings (salt, pepper, Ras el Hanout) and shallots/onions in a few tbsp of water until soft.  Add in tomatoes.  Heat up on med-high until a low boil (closed lid), then turn down to low and simmer (tipped lid) until smooth and scents your home, about 35-45 minutes.  You can also cook this recipe very slowly, on very low, in a large batch for several hours.

For the Tomato Garlic Soup:  Let cool slightly and blend with other veggies, add coconut milk for a creamier sauce.  ‘Baby and Me’ meal done and delicious!  (Be mindful if your baby has acid reflux, and avoid acidic foods/recipes with tomatoes, garlic, and onions.  Opt for sweeter recipes like our sweet potato mash, steamed carrots, etc.)

 

Music of the Moment:  Blue Light, Mazzy Star

 

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