How to Make Sneaky Sauce with Patricia’s Table

Patricia Tamminga with Patricia’s Table shows us how to sneak vegetables into your kid’s meals with Sneaky Sauce!

DIRECTIONS
Prep your veggies: Peel the small onion, deseed the bell pepper, then roughly chop everything. Peel carrot into carrot slices or grate carrot. Heat a large saucepan (big enough to hold all the ingredients) over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan, followed by all your chopped and grated veggies. Add a large pinch of dried oregano and a bay leaf, then cook slowly, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes with the lid on, or until the vegetables are soft but not starting to brown.

Add a can of plum tomatoes with juice, 1 cup water, a pinch of sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the squash is soft. Take the pan off the heat, spoon out the bay leaf, and let the sauce cool slightly before pureeing it with a stick blender until smooth (or use a blender in batches, but make sure the lid is secure). Makes 6 cups.  This recipe freezes great and is yummy on chicken or added to soups.

Recipe:
1 small onion
1 bell pepper
1 zucchini
1 summer squash
2-3 carrots
1 28oz. can plum tomatoes
1 cup water
pinch oregano
1 bay leaf
olive oil
salt and pepper

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