Sunday, March 24, 2013

Recipe alert! Tomato sauce like Grandma used to make

I'm doing this (very temporary) thing where I'm not eating a whole lot of stuff. The no-no list includes sugar, artificial sweeteners, nuts, most grains, most dairy, soy (unless it's fermented...I think), and basically anything manufactured. The idea is to eat nothing but "real" foods, which is all good in my book.

It's not like I eat frankenfoods anyway. Margarine? Bleurgh. Nasty artificial flavours, preservatives etc? No thanks. But I do relax the rules for a tiny spoonful of various kinds of sauces in my recipes. I was a bit miffed to discover that my fish sauce contains sugar. I mean, really...why? It doesn't taste at all sweet and I can't quite see how a minuscule amount of sugar helps a concoction that's basically fermented anchovies and a LOT of salt. Harrumph!

I've been making lovely salsas - both pineapple and mango featured in my creations this week - and am quite used to making a vinaigrette rather than open a bottle of bought salad dressing anyway. But when I decided to make hamburgers for our dinner on Friday night, I decided that mine could use a little saucing up. And, voila! My no-sugar-nothing-artificial tomato sauce was born.

Home-made burger, mashed kumera, pineapple salsa. And the not-so-secret sauce!
This recipe is vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free and would suit Paleo eating too. Wait - do Paleo folks eat vinegar? Surely they do...



Debbish said...

Looks yummy. THanks for sharing!!!


Liz N said...


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