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Recipe: Marinara Sauce

By Ritamarie Loscalzo


balance blood sugarItalian recipes that are traditional for Christmas Eve in my family of origin all use a “cheese” and a sauce. Here’s one recipe that I’d like to share with you.

Marinara Sauce


  • 1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked for several hours (until
    softened) in 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup tomato soak water
  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, minced, or 2 tablespoons dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • Italian seasoning to taste (optional)
  • 1 date, soaked in water until softened (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients except the fresh basil, until thick and
    smooth. Adjust liquid and seasonings to taste.
  2. Stir in the basil.

This sauce recipe is from my Healthy Holiday Traditions Recipe Book.
Please Comment: What are you grateful for today? Enjoy and wishing you a very merry Christmas!

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