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Fresh Herbed Pizza Sauce

I am basking in the continual, daily harvest of fresh herbs from my Aerogarden. I love it! Yesterday I made homemade pizza sauce with fresh basil and oregano. It was fantastic.

Homemade Fresh Herbed Pizza Sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
2 T fresh basil
1 T fresh oregano

Saute garlic in olive oil until tender, not brown. Add tomatoes and paste. Add torn fresh herbs. Simmer for 5 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender.

I put this sauce on a yummy whole grain, wheat germ crust. We topped it with mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses (of course in keeping with our vegetarian themed year).

I also added fresh dill to our tuna sandwiches for lunch. Last night I snuggled in with a fresh mint herbal tea. (Still living with no microwave, btw. Herbal tea has to replace my warm rice bag.)

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