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Week 12 Something New


Monday, March 25, 2013

While watching one of Chef Meg's videos, she introduced a product which I'd never seen before -- a tube of sun dried tomato paste -- and suggested it is useful when you need to thicken up a sauce a bit. I happened to see this in our local food co-op and decided I'd buy some and give it a try. On Sunday I threw together a dish using whole wheat penne pasta, grilled chicken, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and a little bit of chicken stock. I then added some of the tomato paste to thicken and give more flavor to the sauce. It tasted good, but I thought the tube was a bit expensive for the small amount. I probably won't buy it again, but just use regular tomato paste when I need it. With that said, it's now on to something new in Week 13 and I've already decided what I'll be tasting next!
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BRANDI1809 3/26/2013 9:02AM

    I use this sort of paste a lot but was told that you have to make sure you cook the paste thoroughly rather than just heating it up with the sauce. Now I add it whilst cooking the onions & garlic, works brilliantly.

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SENATOR9 3/26/2013 7:46AM

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NEW-CAZ 3/26/2013 3:56AM

    I prefer the sun dried tomato paste to the ordinary one MN, sometimes spending a little more to enjoy your food is an okay. Mind you they're not that expensive over here.

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JOYINKY 3/25/2013 9:49PM

    Interesting.

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IWILLMAKEIT91 3/25/2013 9:41PM

    cogradulations on started your 13 week

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FRAN0426 3/25/2013 9:34PM

    Some of the "quick conveniences" are more expensive than the regular canned product. At least it tasted alright.

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