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Plant-Based All-Purpose Red Sauce

After making one-gazillion things that include a red sauce I have finally developed my own! It’s very simple but very delicious. I make a big batch of this sauce once every couple of weeks, jar it,  then pop it in the fridge to use whenever. I like to use it as a pizza sauce & pasta sauce. But, you can use it wherever red sauce is required! Plant-Based All-Purpose Red Sauce Recipe Makes one, 1 Quart Mason Jar Full 10 minute prep, 40 minutes (passive) cook time Ingredients: 3.5 cups water Roasted red bell pepper (optional) 5 medium tomatoes 2 cup diced red or yellow onion 16oz of tomato paste 4 cloves garlic (or more, garlic is the bomb!) 3 dates 1.5 tablespoon dried oregano 1.5 tablespoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Sea salt to taste Instructions: Optional Pre-Step 1.) Slice bell pepper in half from top to bottom. Remove stem & seeds. Place pepper, insides down, on a tin-foiled baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for about 30 minutes or until skin is starting to …

So, I started a blog…

As my first blog post I figured I would introduce myself a little. This way you might get a better idea of why I started a blog in the first place! (Also, this will probably end up as my about page. Just sayin’) A Little Backstory: For most of my life I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, a lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle… and then in my early twenty’s, after having my daughter, my body said “Hey, here is some severe cystic acne!” As the story goes, I tried everything to heal my ailments. Though, I did try several different medications for my anxiety issues, I just couldn’t ever get my head around taking pills for acne. There had to be another way! In 2007, I moved in with a plant-based, vegetarian girl who had glowing skin and lacked all body-fat. She said this was all due to “pure diet, dude”. So, since my lil’ bit-o-baggage around the middle was not so little anymore and my adult skin had decided to forsake me entirely …