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nosh magazine HOMEMADE TOMATO PASTA SAUCE Makes: A batch Ingredients • • • • • • • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 red onion 5 to 6 cloves of garlic 20 (approximately) roma tomatoes 2 teaspoons dried basil 2 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper, to taste Method • Finely chop the onion and garlic. • Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat and gently sauté the onion and garlic. • Dice the tomatoes and gradually add them to the saucepan with the onions and garlic. • Sprinkle over the dried basil and oregano, cover and gently simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. • Uncover and simmer for a further five minutes, stirring occasionally. • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool for a good 10 to 15 minutes. • Using a stick mixer, blend the tomato sauce to your preferred consistency. We like it a little lumpy. • Serve it with freshly cooked high fibre or wholemeal pasta, meatballs, Parmesan and steamed vegetables. Enjoy! here’s something really satisfying about making food from scratch. In a world of jars and packets many of us wouldn’t know how to cook some of the most basic dishes. Never fear, if you’re interested in learning to cook your food from scratch and have more control over what your family eats, then this is a great recipe to start the process off. It’s a super simple recipe and just an easy, nutritious and really great alternative to the old store-bought variety that is typically full of additives. T Kate Freeman, RNutr Learn more about Kate at website | profile Kate is a Registered Nutritionist and the managing director of The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate’s healthy eating philosophy is all about balance and creating long term healthy habits. She doesn’t believe in detoxes, fad diets, quick fixes  or eliminating whole food groups. Her advice is based on sound scientific evidence combined with over 10 years experience in the nutrition and weight loss industry. Kate is passionate about showing people practical, easy ways to make good nutrition a regular part of your life, especially for those who are busy or manage a family. 13