Wednesday 12 January 2011

KWW: Alternative Pasta Sauce

I recentely shared with you how I have been placed on a nightshade restriction. This means I have to really look over any menus and make sure none of the items from the nightshade family is actually included in my meal. I freely admit that sometimes i just eat it anyway, but after my body fought back on new years eve, with cramps, and really bad belly ache, I decided the sweet few minutes of eating those items wasn’t worth the upset stomach.

I love pasta, and since tomatoes come from the nightshade family and they are the ones I seem to have the worst reaction to I have to find an alternative. So I created my own, I remembered when I was younger and first learning to cook that I had a great carrot pasta sauce recipe that came off the back of the box, I never saved it but I decided to try making my own, here is the results:

  •  carrots chopped into coin shape
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic miniced
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 green onion(scallions)
  • 1-2 cups water or veggie stock
  • heat pan with olive oil and add minced garlic and onion allow to soften (about five mins)
  • once softened add in celery, escallion, and carrots, cover and allow to cook down until carrots are semi soft.
  • if you like mushrooms, now would be the time to put them in, allow them a few minutes to meld with the veggie, add in your seasonings now, give it a few minutes (1-2 mins)
  • Once that is done, add water and allow to simmer until the water starts to take on the color of the veggies. (15 mins)
  • Once done, pour liquid and veggies into a blender or a processor, now you can chop to as msooth or as rough as you want, for this one (next time I will too) leave it a little rough, with some veggies are still seen inside.
  • Return to heat and add any final seasonings you need or want
Serve over pasta, you can have it plain(like the picture at the start of the post) or with turkey meat(like bwlow)
Allow to cool and can
fills one 28oz can you can store in a cool dark place and it will last as long as the seal is done properly, or you can store in the fridge (use within a month) the canning jar I used is a recycled tomato pasta jar (one you buy from the store with the sauce in it), so it was washed and boiled, and when i poured the pasta, it actually sealed.

Have a blessed and enjoyable meal my loves
Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. There is a recipe from Vegetarian Times that uses roasted red peppers and carrots for a sauce. It's delicious.


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