Makes: A batch
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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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.
Kate Freeman, RNutr
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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.