Homemade Organic Olive Tomato Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Lard; OR organic olive oil
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 medium organic tomato, diced small
  • 1 cup organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water
  • 1 Tbsp. minced organic pickled Kalamata olives
  • 1 Tbsp. minced organic pickled green olives stuffed with garlic
  • 1/4 cup organic Kalamata olive brine (from the jar of pickled olives)
  • 1/4 cup organic green olive stuffed with garlic brine (from the jar of pickled olives)
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Simmer the onions in the lard/oil until translucent, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, water, green olive with garlic brine, Kalamata olive brine, Kalamata olives, green olives with garlic, and salt.
  3. Simmer for 60-90 minutes, or until desired thickness is reached; Puree if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Pasta Puttanesca

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 lb. dry organic spaghetti
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt (plus a pinch for the spaghetti)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1 organic garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium organic tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup pureed Homemade Organic Olive Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic green olives stuffed with garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced organic peperoncini (optional)
  • 4-6 wild caught anchovy filets, chopped
  • 2 tsp. organic capers
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 tsp. organic red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped organic fresh parsley; OR 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large stock pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil with a pinch of salt; Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the olive oil over medium heat until warm and bubbly; Add the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes, olives, anchovies, capers, peperoncini (if using), red pepper flakes (if using), and black pepper.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes, or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spoon sauce over spaghetti and toss to coat; Sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Four Cheese Supreme Pizza Strata

This is a way to kick a traditional strata up a notch and it’s wonderful to prepare when you don’t have the time to make traditional pizza dough and there’s leftover bread on hand.

Here’s What  You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Tear the bread into bite sized pieces; Put half of them into a 9×13″ casserole.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes with a sprinkle of salt; Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon vegetables over the bread.
  4. Layer the shredded chicken and beef on top of the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle sliced olives on top of the casserole.
  6. Pour a layer of pizza sauce on top of the mixture.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Mix the Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Asiago cheeses in a small bowl; Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture on top of the casserole.
  9. Arrange the remaining bread cubes on top of the cheese; Top with the other 1/2 of grated cheeses.
  10. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together eggs, stock, Real Salt and pepper; Pour on top of layered strata.
  11. Cover; Chill for 3-24  hours.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  14. Makes 8 servings.
  15. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Shortcut South-of-the-Border Salad

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large skillet combine 1/4 cup reserved garbanzo bean cooking liquid, frozen meat mix, and garlic; Cover the skillet and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a salad bowl combine lettuce, garbanzo beans, green onion and olives; Toss and set aside.
  3. Break up the pieces and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the enchilada sauce, flour, and salt in a pint Mason jar; Cover with tight-fitting lid and shake until well combined.
  5. After the meat mixture has cooked, add the enchilada sauce, chili peppers; Cook until the meat mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  6. Top the salad with meat mixture; Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  7. Arrange on top of the cheese, the tomato halves, avocado slices and green pepper strips.
  8. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Salami Pesto Pizza

After making the delicious Homemade Organic Parsley and Basil Pesto, I wanted to use it on a pizza.  Of course, you can always substitute The Best Homemade Organic Pizza Sauce.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Using only half of the dough from the recipe, roll it out in a round shape.
  3. Fold the ends of the dough over, to make the crust.
  4. Poke holes into the bottom of the dough in various places.
  5. Spread the pesto all over the bottom of the pizza.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the pesto.
  7. Add the salami and tomato slices on top of the cheese.
  8. Place the broccoli florets on top of the pizza.
  9. Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  10. Cut into 8 slices.
  11. Enjoy!