Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tomato-Free Tomato Sauce

Hi Friends
Yes, you read that title correctly. :)  Due to several health issues I have to follow a very restricted diet and one of the things I can't eat is tomato products.  We often have pizza on Friday evenings, because it's something quick and easy to make.  At first I couldn't eat dairy products, but we solved that problem by using soy cheese.  But then I developed an additional health problem and could no longer have tomato products or soy products.  My husband started doing the cooking several years ago due to my poor health and he can be quite innovative.  He did some online research and came up with substitutes for both the tomato sauce and the cheese.  Here is a link to the recipe for the tomato-free tomato sauce he uses.  We freeze the extra sauce and use it as we need it.  You'll need to add any extra spices you would like to make it into pizza sauce.  This recipe is just the basic tomato sauce recipe.
 For cheese on my pizza we use Daiya Mozzarella Shreds.  It's a dairy-free cheese substitute that stretches and melts like real cheese.  I enjoy this cheese in many other recipes too.  It also makes great grilled cheese sandwiches.  Here is the link to locate a store in your area that carries Daiya products.  I hope this post will help others who have restricted diets be able to eat some foods they have been missing. 
  • A good, heavy rain today.
  • Fresh produce from our garden.
  • Holding hands with my wonderful husband.
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Have a terrific day!!!!



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to the "cheese", I am a vegan and so I do not eat dairy, I love pizza and just load it with veggies and skip the cheese substitutes because I do not like most of them. I'll have to see if this one containes casen, if not I'll give it a go!

Suanna said...

This sauce sounds good. I don't think I could get my husband to eat it though. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Danni said...

How interesting! how wonderful that you found a way to make pizza so you guys could enjoy it!

Tammy said...

Hi Shelly! So nice to see you post again! The tomato-free sauce looks so good! What a healthy recipe! Thanks for the link! Take care of yourself!
Big hugs, Tammy

Ira Huberts said...

Good for your you! How sweet of your husband to find the recipe, now you can at least have your pizza without any problem!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

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Hope you are having a wonderful week!