What I Ate Wednesday Fun + Homemade Tomato Sauce

Hi! Happy Wednesday! How’s your week? Today I work from home (yay to that) and I’m more than happy to join the blog world in the wiaw posts, and also share with you my first homemade tomato sauce! So, let the fun begin ;) As always thanks Jenn for hosting!

What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday!WIAWbuttonBreakfast was a whole wheat + banana + peanut butter sandwich

IMG_2086Yup, I recycled the photo because I remembered to take it just after I finished the last bite. Well, I’m not used to take photos of my food ;) Snack was a granola + red berries + banana organic baby foodIMG_2638Those little pouches are so easy to carry with you. I love them!!!! Lunch was a result of my lazy-self in its full expressionIMG_2639Sweet potato, yam, tofu and broccoli. My God, was I so lazy that the only thing I added to the tofu was black pepper!!! Well, it wasn’t the tastiest meal, but at least I had something to eat, right? RIGHT! ha! Moving on to my other snack, I had 3 strawberries (not pictured) and some almondsIMG_2647An hour later I wanted to eat chips so I attacked the lays stax IMG_2653Oh my potatoes! I don’t know why I like those chips so much (I’d rather have them organic or something, but it was the only thing available at the kitchen) #sorrynotsorry. To finish the day, Jou asked me to go out and have dinner, so I ordered a veggie wrap with sweet plantainsIMG_2654That last meal was definitively 1,000 times better than lunch!  I wasn’t hungry enough to eat it entirely, but man it was delish! That was all in the meal department for yesterday.

The other thing I wanted to share with you was that I tried my first homemade tomato sauce! I’m trying so many things lately ;) During Saturday I bought some locally grown produce and I wanted to try my own sauce. This was what I usedIMG_2641

  • 3 1/2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (approx)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Basil

I chopped all the produce. Desktop5Added the olive oil, onions and garlic to a pot for about 5 minutes in medium. Then added the green pepper, for about 3 minutes before adding the spices (up to taste). Finally, I threw the tomatoes, and after 15 minutes (letting it simmer) I used a blender to mix everything, I used a part to make the sauce chunky.IMG_2649I know is not red, and it looks like some cream, but it smells and tastes delicious! Hooray to my first trial!! I’ll use it to make some pasta today!IMG_2648Don’t forget I’m next-to-zero in food photography ;)

And now I’m leaving! Work from home calls this girl! Have a nice day!

Wednesday question:

What have you ate lately?

Have you tried any new recipe?

Xx Jess 

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9 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday Fun + Homemade Tomato Sauce

    1. Jess Post author

      This was my first time!!! I bought those tomatoes, onions and peppers and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat all of them before they went bad, so I tried to do this, and no regrets! No turning back to store bought. Gonna practice it without the green pepper, and other spices as well!

  1. Jessie

    Your sauce could look brown as long as it tastes delicious. I’m loving all the fresh vegetables included :)

    I made Hannah @ Clean Eating Veggie Girl’s French Onion potatoes tonight which were delicious. You’ll have to check them out.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday

    1. Jess Post author

      The sauce was orange but it was amazing!!! I cooked some pasta with veggies and add the sauce on top ;) I’ll keep doing the sauce homemade, it doesn’t taste as the usual tomato sauce, but it’s fresh and without added preservatives, among others. I was talking with my sister who said that from now on she’ll keep doing it at home!
      Gonna check the recipe!!!
      Have a great week!!

    1. Jess Post author

      It was really easy! I tried it today with some pasta, and I loved it! I could have added more salt, but I’m a bit controler on sodium intake! However, it was really good! You could use spices that you like, and even better fresh oregano, instead of dried! I’m as concerned as you with the high fructose corn syrop so I’m always looking for homemade versions ;)

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