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Old 02-24-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question Light Tomato Sauce

Ok, this may be a silly question but, what exactly constitutes a "light" tomato sauce?
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I make my own with nosalt added tomato sauce in a can and add myown flavorings/seasonings. Otherwise, I know like Ragu has a Ragu Light and this has less fat, less sugar type thing...
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I made spaghetti sauce for dinner tonight with 2 cans of no salt added whole tomatoes. I threw them in the food processor with 4 cloves of garlic, and pureed them until they were chopped fairly fine. Then I put the sauce into a pan, added Mortons lite salt, Italian seasonings, and simmered for about an hour. It was awesome, and tons less sodium that regular spaghetti sauce.
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Dont forget the oregano and FRESH basil!
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Repo - I swear you are going to make a cook out of me yet!!!
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I grew herbs last summer too Mary. I am a terrible gardener, but somehow I managed to keep them going until the first hard frost. I loved my basil. We have this huge field behind our backyard that I could have an awesome garden, with a little talent. I am hoping that some of you chicks are gardeners and can help me. DH won't let me have indoor plants anymore, because he claims that it is plantacide to bring them into the house, LOL.
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has anyone ever done the herbs that you can grow inside on a window sill or something? i don't think i would like to do the outside one, but if the inside one works I might try it out
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I try them one time and the sun burn them... So...I keep it the old way buying them in the store
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I have to admit I am not a gardner! In fact, I have a thumb of death, instead of a green thumb.
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Wow Mary you are a really good gardener!! Makes me wanna start my little herb garden...My mother is a very good gardener she have a lot of plants and keep them so pretty all the times. I allways admire her so much.
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ok, we were in Aldi (local grocery store, with cheap buys) and I saw a hearb gardne started kit for $6.99. I am going to try it, but I know my chances of survival are small with a kits from a grocery store int he middle of the winter, but for 7 dollars and after thinking about it this morning, I had to get it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Repo girl
I made spaghetti sauce for dinner tonight with 2 cans of no salt added whole tomatoes. I threw them in the food processor with 4 cloves of garlic, and pureed them until they were chopped fairly fine. Then I put the sauce into a pan, added Mortons lite salt, Italian seasonings, and simmered for about an hour. It was awesome, and tons less sodium that regular spaghetti sauce.

Can you write down what you did? I LOVE spaghetti and I'm dying for a good sauce.
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:26 PM   #13
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Hi Mary!
Thanks for the nice idea. On Tuesday I am going to buy the stuff to start it with my kids, it will be our little project.
What you are thinking of doing in your backyard is really cool and if the weather is on your favor, Go ahead!!!
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2 14 oz cans of no sodium added whole tomatoes, not drained
4 cloves of peeled garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
Chopped fresh basil, to taste
Dry Italian Seasonings mix, to taste
Mortons Lite Salt, To taste

Combine tomatoes with garlic in the food processor, pulse until chopped as fine as you want it. Pour into sauce pan, add all other ingredients, and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low, and simmer for about an hour. You could also add other chopped veggies such as green pepper, carrots, and zucchini. If you still have your fat for the day, a drizzle of olive oil into the sauce gives it a very nice consistency also. I counted a 1/2 of sauce as a veggie.
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