Chef Sanaa, dietitian and restaurant owner, offers practical advice for building a healthy lifestyle and sharing those habits with your children. Catch up on her thoughts on why it’s necessary for children to develop good eating habits young, and how you can kickstart your healthy eating by cleaning out the pantry. Here’s Sanaa:
“This is a universal basic tomato sauce that can be used to make quick pizza, sauce for healthy and quick pasta dish and as base for great vegetable soup.”
Basic tomato sauce
Makes 2 cups
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, mashed
1/2 cup tomato paste
4 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dry basil
- Heat the olive oil and sear the fresh garlic for few seconds – if the garlic is burned the sauce will taste bitter, watch carefully!
- Add the tomato paste and the water. Whisk until the tomato paste and the water are well blended.
- Add the salt, the pepper and the dry basil if using. Bring everything to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, adjust the seasoning and if you are using fresh basil, add now.
About the Author
Sanaa Abourezk is a Gourmet Chef, Restauranteur, Author, Nutritionist, and Blogger. She’s passionate about the art of cooking and enjoys sharing delicious recipes.
Sanaa owns and operates a popular Middle Eastern Restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Masters degree in Nutrition.
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