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Sun dried tomato and red pepper pizza sauce

Bella wished for pizza for yesterday’s dinner and I was excited to make it for her. However I had almost no tomato to make sauce from so I had compromise and made sauce from sun dried tomatoes and red pepper I had instead. It worked beautifully and Bella was super happy. Because of that one ½ red pepper I had dried with the tomatoes, the sauce had a slight sting to it but luckily the kids did not object. The dried pepper can be substituted with a fresh pepper instead off course.

 

 

 

 

 

20 sun dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes

½ dried hot red pepper or ¼ fresh red pepper, seeds removed and minced

¼ cup red onion chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

¼ cup fresh herbs chopped, I used parsley, marjoram, basil and chive

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. agave

1 tbsp. tomato ketchup

1 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine in a saucepan sun dried tomatoes, red pepper, water, red onion, garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil and sugar or honey. Bring to a boil and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add more water if seems dry. Remove from heat and add ketchup, salt and pepper. Puree in blender or food processor.

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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