Homemade Tomato Sauce

  • 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 6-7 pounds tomatoes chopped
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • ½ -1 cup water
  • 1 tsp oregano, fresh or dried
  • 2 tsp basil, fresh or dried
  • 2 tsp thyme, fresh or dried
  • ¼ cup milk (optional)

Saute onion and carrots in a large sauce pan over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, minced garlic, bouillon cube, ½ cup water and stir. Let simmer for 30 minutes then add the Italian herbs. If the mixture becomes thicker than desired add the rest of the water. Stir and let simmer another 20 minutes. If you want creamy tomato sauce add ¼ cup milk and let simmer 10 more minutes. Enjoy this sauce with various recipes.

Broiled Eggplant Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

  • 1-2 small eggplant
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • goat cheese
  • humus
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • tomato sauce
  • pita bread (just about any type of bread will work)

Cut the eggplant into slices. Drizzle with 1-2Tbsp olive oil or until the eggplant is coated (this may require more than 2 Tbsp). Lay the eggplant on a baking sheet. I like to cover my baking sheet in foil so the clean up is easier. Sprinkle each slice with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Broil in the oven at 400 degrees F until browned. This usually takes about 10 minutes. Once the eggplant is browned take it out of the oven flip the slices and repeat.