Here is the recipe:
Easy homemade pasta sauce:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup orange purée ( will provide recipe)
1/4 cup white purée ( will provide recipe)
1 can, about 28 oz, whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid.
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
Place oil in a deep saucepan over a medium heat. Cook onions & garlic until they are slightly translucent but not brown, stirring occasionally. Mix in orange & white purées, tomatoes, and tomato paste and bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 mind until sauce is thickened. Transfer sauce to blender or food processor and purée in batches to purée sauce. Stir in salt & pepper, to taste. Use immediately or store in fridge for up to a week, or can freeze for up to 6 months.
1 medium sweet potato or yam, peeled and roughly chopped
3 medium to large carrots, peeled & chopped into thick slices.
3-4 Tbsp water
In a medium pot, cover carrots & sweet potatoes/yams with cold water and boil for about 20 minutes until all is very tender. Drain and put into food processor with 2 Tbsp of water. Purée on high till smooth, no chunks should remain. This recipe should make about 2 cups of purée. Store in fridge for up to 3 days... Or freeze up to 6 months.
2 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
2 small to medium zucchini, peeled & roughly chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
3-4 Tbsp water, if necessary.
Place cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl, cover with water, and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes until very tender. While waiting for cauliflower to steam, start to pulse the RAW zucchini with lemon juice only ( no water) drain the cooked cauliflower. Working in batches, add it to the pulsed zucchini in the bowl of the food processor with 2 Tbsp of water. Purée on high till smooth. If necessary, add the rest of the water to make a smooth purée. Makes about 2 cups of purée... Store in fridge or freeze.
So for the pizza's... Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place pita's on a baking sheet. Spread desired amount of sauce on each pizza ( some people like more then others ) and then top with whatever your kids will eat! Top with cheese ( with us the topping is just cheese!) then bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned. We cut the pizza's into 4 triangles and the boys eat them up! As you can see, it is a bit of work but knowing what your kids are eating is a great thing, I think! Also, if your kids enjoy helping out... This is a great way to let them help by putting their sauce ( pre made) and toppings on their own pizzas. Randy also prefers this pizza from any we buy in the store!
|Cohen Loves His Pizza!|