Thursday, April 12, 2007

We Didn't Start The Fire... was always burning since the worlds been turning...OK, so double purpose title today. First, is the off the shoulder 80's style I'm pushing buttons with at work today. Why not? I gave notice last week (3 weeks notice) and I work so much more efficiently when I'm able to "be myself". The other reason for the fire reference is my daughter's unexplained fear of fire now days. She claims she had a bad dream and doesn't want to talk about. Fire on our gas stove (along with candles and laterns and...) have been freaking her out MAJORLY for several weeks now. Last night, she overcame. Pizza has the power. I'll share my favorite pizza sauce recipe from the New Farm Cookbook!

Pizza Sauce
(improvised slightly due to spices on hand and my own taste)
1 sm onion diced
3 T olive oil
4 oz tomato paste
1 cup water
3/4 t garlic powder
1 t oregano
1 1/2 t chili powder
1 pinch black pepper
1/2 t basil
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 t salt
1 t sugar

(I usually 1 and 1/2 this recipe just because I typically buy 6 oz cans of tomato paste and love pizza sauce!) First, saute the onion in oil until translucent. It's not necessary to use 3T of oil - I've used every increment inbetween and have found very little variation in taste. Once the onions are cooked, add the other ingredients, mix well and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer 10 minutes and viola!


KleoPatra said...

Awwwwwww... poor kid. Sorry about her fire freak-out, i once had similar reactions to other things! Those childhood fears... best that we conquer them as early as possible. Glad the pizza helped. Of course that pizza looks soooooooooo good, how could it NOT help quell any bad vibes??

KleoPatra said...

And also, i love Billy Joel. That's a very cool tune... "it was always burning since the world was turning..."

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Yummy! Now, See? Pizza really does cure all. :)