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Easy Sugar-Free Creamy Red-Sauce






After having kids, I had picked up the habit of stocking cans of Ragu in the pantry because they go on sale, buy-one-get-one, at our grocery all of the time. Now that we have gone off of refined sugar, we have gotten rid of it all. It is so easy to fall into bad habits. Red sauce is really easy to make at home, and there is no reason that I should not have been doing it all along. This recipe only takes about fifteen minutes to make. My kids like to eat the sauce over gluten free pasta. I simply eat it over a serving of blanched broccoli with feta cheese for a low-carb and delicious meal.



2 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
1 large can tomato puree
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 c. sweet red wine
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. basil
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. heavy cream
salt to taste



In a large saucepan sauté the garlic, onion, and bell pepper in the olive oil over medium heat, for three minutes, stirring often. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cream and the salt and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream. Continue to cook the sauce for ten more minutes, over low heat, stirring often. Salt to taste and enjoy!



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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


Ingredients:

29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 






Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract




Honey to drizzle on top.





Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.





Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.




To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 





Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!