Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Nightshade Free Red Sauce (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

I didn't get my Valentine's Day recipe ready in time so this is the next best thing, only several weeks late. This recipe is a godsend for anyone who suffers from nightshade intolerance but longs for Italian food. That has been my dilemma.  I loooove Italian food so was determined to make myself a "tomato" sauce of sorts. I came across a paleo recipe for "Nomato Sauce", made some tweaks and voila.

It's pretty easy, just throw everything into a large skillet and let it simmer!  Then puree and enjoy!

Nightshade Free Red Sauce (gluten free, dairy free, vegan):
1 small beet, cut into 1" pieces
1 small yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
3 large carrots, cut into 1" pieces
11/4 cup stock or water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons lemon juice

In a large skillet sautee the garlic, olive oil and onion for 1-2 minutes then add the beets, carrots, stock, italian seasoning and salt.  Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the beets and carrots are soft. Turn off the heat and pour the entire mixture into a blender/mixer.  Add the basil and lemon juice.  Puree until the mixture becomes sauce.  Pour over pasta and bon appetit!