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                            HEART-Y TOMATO SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Italian                          Sauces
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Dried lentils
    1 1/2   c             -- Water
    2                    Bay leaves -- slightly crushed
    1 1/4   c            Onion -- chopped
    1                    Garlic clove -- minced
    1       t            Dried oregano
    1       t            Dried basil
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme
      1/2   c            Broth (vegetable, chicken
                         -- or beef)
    3       c            Tomatoes -- peeled
                         -- seeded and chopped
    1       cn           Tomato paste (6 oz.)
 
   Cook lentils with water and bay leaf for about 30
   minutes, until lentils are soft but still hold their
   shape.  Remove bay leaves and drain any excess water.
   
   Saute onions, garlic and herbs in the broth.  Add
   chopped tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer uncovered
   for 20 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened.
   Add lentils and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve over
   pasta.
   
   The editors wrote: “If you like a meaty spaghetti
   sauce but for health or philosophical reasons must
   avoid animal protein, there are some wonderful
   alternatives.”
   
   Recipe from Doris H. Pelley of Bloomsburg, PA in “The
   Great Spaghetti Sauce Cookoff” article in “The Herb
   Companion.”  Dec. 1992/Jan. 1993, Vol. 5, No. 2.  Pp.
   77-78.  Posted by Cathy Harned.
  
 
 
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