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cadia Sometimes I like to make homemade tomato sauce. Often I don’t actually have the time.

On those busy weeknights when I’m in a race to get the boys to their tennis and baseball practices, then help them with their homework and put a super-nutritious dinner on the table all at the same time, I grab a bottle of this organic tomato sauce.

My favorite way to serve this sauce is over spaghetti squash –I have a very helpful post on How to Cook Spaghetti Squash here. When I’m in a super duper rush, I throw leftover hamburgers into a pan of this sauce, mash them up and have instant Bolognese sauce. Stay tuned though, as I have a post for a luscious homemade Bolognese sauce coming up real soon.

Because tomatoes are part of the “dirty dozen” I make all of my tomato purchases (fresh or as sauce) organic. I’d rather skip produce that is highly sprayed with pesticides than consume the heavy metals and organophosphates that I know my body doesn’t process or eliminate properly. I feel so much better this way. Of course, everyone is different and some can chow down on all the sprayed tomatoes they want with no repercussions. Having suffered from (and detoxed from) heavy metal toxicity long ago, I’m keeping far away from heavily sprayed foods.

This Cadia Organic Roasted Garlic tomato sauce is the boys favorite flavor. I love that this acidic sauce comes in a glass jar, rather than plastic or a can. I also think food just tastes better when it’s stored in glass, and years ago I wrote a post called “Why Glass?“. People get a little freaked out the first time they come into my kitchen and find cabinets full of glass and not a plastic storage container in site. But alas, I digress.

This organic tomato sauce is also fantastic as pizza sauce. I have a pizza crust recipe as well as a pizza recipe in my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. I also like to use this tomato sauce in my homemade grain-free lasagna recipe –stay tuned for that and other super healthy, quick and easy recipes this month.

Here’s to your health and maybe just a little less time in the kitchen so that we can all sleep more and get huge healthy doses of fresh air in the great outdoors! When you don’t have the time to make tomato sauce from scratch what brand of sauce to you buy?


posted on January 11, 2014, 13 comments

  1. Brenda

    If you buy canned tomato products, Muir Glen organic tomatoes are in BPA-free
    cans.

  2. Angela Stroup @ AngelettaArt.com

    I was just wondering why the sauce you recommended is labelled 95% organic? I have Celiac Disease so I also wonder if it is safe for me since it is processed in a plant that also handles wheat product.

    I am trying to heal from Lyme Disease and heavy metal toxicity. Your information, recipes, and books are so helpful. Mozel Tov on your sons Bar Mitsvahs?

    Thanks,
    Angel

  3. Karen Strickholm @ KarenStrickholm.com

    You know somehow, I overlooked the fact that the tomato sauce I buy is not organic, even though all my produce, proteins and nuts are. Duh. Thank you for this post!

    I will check out the Cadia sauce. I was making a quick sauce sometimes with Pomi brand crushed tomatoes from Italy. They come in a box, which I like, and they taste amazingly fresh. However, I don’t think they are organic. Darn!

    Well I’ll switch to an organic crushed tomato. Thank you for bringing me “up to speed” on my tomatoes!

  4. Kristin

    Didn’t realize tomatoes are part of the dirty dozen

  5. Pink Peppercorn and Paprika @ pinkpeppercornandpaprika.blogspot.com

    Cucina Antica makes a delicious GF organic ketchup! Unfortunately, their pasta sauces are not organic. Thanks for the replacement suggestion :)

  6. Brandy Gamblin

    Tomatoes aren’t part of the dirty dozen. And they aren’t your link to the dirty dozen. Tomatoes usually have pesticides that degrade/decompose before the tomatoes reach the market. With your condition though, I would concur that everything organic is probably best!

  7. Like you, I love making tomato sauce from scratch but it can be time consuming with a busy schedule!

    I would sometimes make a large batch in the summer when tomatoes are in seasonal locally and freeze some in smaller batches.

    Unfortunately, I have run out of my homemade frozen stock long ago.

    I usually pick up Simply Naturals organic tomato sauce if I’m at the grocery store and don’t have time to make my own.

    I like to go home and add some extra flavours to it like fresh basil, rosemary, extra garlic and onions as well as a dash of cayenne pepper.

  8. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living @ tipsonhealthyliving.com

    This tomato sauce sounds delicious! Can you only find this online– or can you find it at the grocery store?

  9. Heather

    I’ve been buying the Four Cheese flavor of the Simple Truth Organic brand lately since it’s been on sale & 3x fuel points. Of course that only works for people with a Kroger subsidiary near by. It’s gluten free and unlike the other flavors it doesn’t contain soy.

  10. Jen

    Your latest book says you “…avoid some nightshades (including tomatoes… “. I’m trying to follow your lead and recommendations to help someone in my family feel better. Should I include tomatoes in their diet, exclude them or serve in moderation? Reading your book and then seeing this product recommendation left me confused. Thanks in advance.

  11. Harbiyiyorum @ harbiyiyorum.com

    If it’s organic, then I’m in it :)

  12. Ruth

    And vinegar (hence yeast) free! Excellent. Just added to this working Mom’s shopping list.

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