Monday, August 31, 2009

Savor Some Tasty Tomato Sauce!

A few weeks ago, I received a package from Dei Fratelli asking me to try out some of their gluten free products. They sent me 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, 1 can of whole tomatoes, and 1 can of chopped tomatoes.

I have been meaning to make tomato sauce using these products for quite some time and finally got around to it this weekend. I'll get to the recipe I used for the tomato sauce later on in this post. For now, I want to tell you about Dei Fratelli and some of their great products!

First of all, all of Dei Fratelli's products with the exception of their tomato soup, are gluten free. This gluten free product selection includes:

Salsas -
*Chipotle Salsa
*Casera Salsa Mild
*Casera Salsa Medium Hot
*Black Bean n' Corn Salsa Medium
*Original Salsa Medium
*Original Salsa Mild

Tomato Products -

*Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes
*Chopped Italian Tomatoes
*Chopped Mexican Tomatoes & Jalapenos
*Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
*Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes

*Petite Diced Tomatoes
*Petite Diced Tomatoes w/ Onion, Celery, & Peppers
*Seasoned Diced Tomatoes
*Stewed Tomatoes
*Whole Tomatoes
*No Salt Whole Tomatoes
*Crushed Tomatoes
*Crushed Tomatoes with Basil and Herbs

*Diced Tomatoes in Hearty Sauce
*Italian Sauce
*Spaghetti Sauce
*Tomato Puree
*Tomato Sauce
*Whole Tomatoes in Puree

Tomato Juices -
*Tasty Tom Spicy Tomato Juice
*Tomato Juice

*Vegetable Juice

Specialty Sauce -
*Pizza Sauce
*Sloppy Joe Sauce
*Presto! Italian Dip
*Presto! Pizza Sauce

Pasta Sauces -
*Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce
*Fire Roasted Vegetable Pasta Sauce
*Three Cheese Pasta Sauce
*Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
*Homestyle Pasta Sauce
*Marinara Sauce
*Mushroom Pasta Sauce

*Traditional Pasta Sauce

Dei Fratelli tomatoes are grown in northwest Ohio, eastern Indiana, and southern Michigan. They are distributed throughout the Midwest, Central, and Southeastern states. To find out where you can purchase them by you, please call 1-877-LYCOPENE.

Their products are all certified kosher with the exception of some of the varieties of pasta sauces. You can purchase Dei Fratelli tomato products online at

Another few of the ingredients that I used to make the tomato sauce were the Simply Organic Spices. They produce a large line of gluten free spices that are available at Whole Foods Market and select health food stores. They are also available at Ms. Celiac's Market! For more information, please visit

Now, for the Tomato Sauce recipe!

28 oz. of crushed tomatoes
6 oz. of tomato paste
1 tsp. sea salt

1 tbs. basil
1 tbs. oregano
1 tsp. garlic
a dash of pepper


1) Combine all ingredients in a large pot.

2) Stir over low heat and let cook for approximately 3 hours.


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