Homemade tomato sauce

Friday, July 20, 2012

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Tomatoes are better for you than you have thought. They contain lycopene, a very powerful antioxidant. Cooked tomatoes are preferable and can provide over six times the lycopene than eating fresh tomatoes. The cooking breaks down the cell walls of the tomato making it easier to absorb the lycopene.

Antioxidants are important at protecting your cells and providing immune system support. Every day we are bombarded by free radicals from the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink and the fast paced lifestyle. Free radicals can damage your cells and increase the aging process. The healthier your cells become the younger you will look and feel.

Tomatoes also contain the antioxidant glutathione, which helps boost immune function. By consuming ten tablespoons of tomato sauce each week men may decrease their risk of prostate cancer by 40 percent. It is strongly recommended for reducing cholesterol plaque helping to prevent clots and blockages. In addition tomato sauce can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, and help maintain mental function as we age. (2010, march 28). The health benefits of tomato sauce [site article]. Retrieved from


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preparation time: 30 minutes
total time: 1.5 hour
2 chunked tomatoes can
1 branch of celeri (optional, not visible)
1 carot (optional, not visible)
1 tbsp provence herbs
10 basil leaves
4 laurel leaves 
1 oinion, sliced
2 garlic clove, minced
3 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp vegetable bouillon concentrate
2 tbsp beef bouillon concentrate


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1. in a pan add a tbsp of olive oil
2. add the sliced oinion and one of the minced garlic cloves
3. cook until the garlic becomes golden brown (left picture)

4. add the wine (left picture)

5. add the celery and the carrot slices
6. add the chunked tomatoes and water by rinsing the can and pouring the water into the pan

7. add the spices, provence herbs, laurel, basil
8. add the vegetable and the beef bouillons
9. let the sauce reduce for about an hour