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Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise Recipes-From Scratch
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Easy Recipes for Tomato Sauce and Mayonnaise
I have been working on cutting down on buying canned products and pre-made sauce which include tomato sauce and mayonnaise. There are many easy recipes for tomato sauce and mayonnaise. Even if the label claims there are no preservatives or additives I don't trust food that has been in a can or jar for a long period of time. I still buy tuna and black olives in cans as I haven't found a way to make my own of these particular foods. When you make your own sauces from scratch you know exactly what ingredients you are using, thus alleviating any concerns you may have about prepared foods.
There is more work and time in preparing your own sauces
Making your own sauces from scratch does create more work, and you have to make these sauces more often as they do not keep as long as those with preservatives. It is not as easy as opening up the cans of chopped tomatoes and tomato paste or a jar of mayonnaise. However, most of the sauces take little time to make and the taste is well worth it. The best thing is the self-satisfaction you get from producing your own sauces from natural ingredients. How many products do you buy that have the word "natural" on the label, and wonder what it really means. The FDA has some generous boundaries and acceptances of many additives that I cannot even pronounce.
You will save money if you purchase the raw materials carefully. Buy tomatoes when on sale, as well as eggs and olive oil. If you buy an entire lot of tomatoes you can make a large amount of different type tomato sauces and either can or freeze for future use. And what fun it will be to see your pantry with far less cans and jars of prepared foods.
Make Tomato Sauce From Scratch
There are many recipes online and standard cookbooks for making your own tomato sauce. I have found the following one as a satisfactory and easy one to use for all my tomato sauces. I sometimes add garlic, parsley, lemon juice, for the basic sauce.
You boil at least 5 or 6 large tomatoes. You can use any type you wish. When the water is boiling remove the tomatoes from the stove and run them under cold water. Remove the skins and chop the tomatoes in small pieces. Put the tomatoes and chosen spices in the blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate immediately.
Spaghetti Sauce: Add a tablespoon of Oregano, Basil and Thyme. salt and pepper to taste. You can simmer the sauce for an hour to stir up all the flavors. Add a tablespoon of olive oils as it brings out the taste of the spices.
Salsa Dip: Add fresh cilantro, one seeded jalapeno pepper, one-half onion, garlic powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Blend in the blender until smooth. Refrigerate until
You will get great pleasure for using easy recipes for tomato sauce and mayonnaise from scratch.
Make your own mayonnaise from scratch. You can use a variety of different healthy oils along with the egg yolks.
Put two egg yokes with a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
Using your whisk add a drop of oil at a time and beat thoroughly.
You can make this mayonnaise quickly by using your blender and adding a drop of oil at a time.
Use virgin olive oil, walnut oil or grape seed oil.
Add garlic powder, oregano, basil, cumin, cayenne pepper for different tastes. If you like hot mayonnaise add cayenne pepper to your taste.
Special Homemade Dip: Blend together your homemade mayonnaise with Greek yogurt in equal proportions. Add one garlic clove, one-quarter of a small onion, one anchovy (this enhances the flavor of the dip with no taste of anchovy), seasoned salt and pepper. Blend in the blender until well mixed.
You can vary this vegetable dip with more onions, cayenne pepper, curry powder, rosemary and any other spices you wish.
Bean Dips-Black, white and pinto beans
I have a bean cooking day every few months. I cook large quantities of black, white and pinto beans in separate pots. I freeze the beans in separate plastic containers--sized for dips or soup. When I want to make bean dip I defrost the beans and add lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings and run through the blender. I no longer buy canned beans.
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