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Is There A Substitute For Tomatoes?
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For those of you who can't have tomatoes, have you found a substitute? I love that they have tons of flavor and are low calorie and I really can't think of anything else that could be used instead of tomato sauce or salsa. Am I missing something?

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How about some clam sauce or alfredo sauce, with or without chicken? Or toss in some fresh veggies, garlic and olive oil. Or black beans and corn with green onions?

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We buy a mixed pepper salsa that has all colors of bell peppers. For pasta I often saute diced butternut squash and when it is brown and aldente add some sage, nutmeg,lots garlic salt and pepper and toss it with the pasta. This is the basic idea. I have an actual recipie that I got from Food Network-Rachel Ray.

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How about some clam sauce ............

C,

If you need a good Spam Balls in Clam Sauce recipe, let me know.

best regards, lm

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Sautee garlic and veggies (asparagus, thinly sliced carrots, peppers, broccoli, etc.-- whatever you like) in olive oil. I also slice gluten-free sausage, usually italian flavor, and brown the slices. My favorite pasta for this is penne.

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For those of you who can't have tomatoes, have you found a substitute? I love that they have tons of flavor and are low calorie and I really can't think of anything else that could be used instead of tomato sauce or salsa. Am I missing something?

Have you ever oven roasted vegetables before? It brings out a sweetness in the veggie. I'll cut up carrot into a matchstick size, slice a red onion into slices then halve and halve again. Any root veggie works good. Then put on a baking sheet and enough olive oil to coat the veggies. Put in 400 degree oven for about 20 min. Make sure you do a load of them because they shrink in the oven. Mix with the pasta and add alittle more oil and parmesan or crumbled goat cheese.

Gail

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I believe there's something called Nomato for people with tomato allergies and nightshade intolerance. I've seen it advertised in "Living Without"

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I believe there's something called Nomato for people with tomato allergies and nightshade intolerance. I've seen it advertised in "Living Without"

I found the website and it looks good. I wonder if anyone has tried it. You have to order 3 bottles and I would hate to waste that much money if it is terrible, but if it is good it would be amazing! Thanks so much!

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If you need to avoid nightshades, then the bell peppers are out too, and don't forget to look out for red pepper, paprika, and a few other things.

Anyway, I just made a nightshade-free pasta sauce tonight. I pureed some spinach, then cooked it with onion, garlic, oregano, basil, a bit of salt. For a meat-like taste I added some tofu and poultry seasoning. Next time I may add some celery to the puree. Lots of different veggies could be pureed for a pasta sauce. Experiment and see what you like best.

For a chunky type of sauce, I suppose some veggies with a soft texture could be diced in, like zucchini or other squashes for example.

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I have a definite reaction of some kind to tomatos- my face turns bright red like a sunburn and my eyebrows can even swell. I really liked tomoatos. When I make a pizza, I use the gluten free crust, and I take olive oil and rub it on the crust. Then I cut up some roasted red peppers and grate mozzerella cheese over that, add a little more olive oil and seasoning on top. A friend suggested I put the red roasted peppers into a blender or a small food processor and that sounds like a really good idea. I make an excellent taco dip using cream cheese on the bottom, then refried beans, black beans, taco meat, jalapeno peppers, scallions, olives, etc. Everyone loves it even though its tomato free. Twice I put out a jar of salsa and no one even bothered with it.

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Yea, that's a tough one. I used to eat pasta and sauce all the time. Now I'm off tomatoes, milk, spinich, and almost all the good sauce bases. I sometimes make a very simple sauce with butter (I use spreadable olive oil) and white wine. No measurements, just more butter for thicker more wine for thinner. Add any herbs and spices you like. I add garlic, sage, oregano, black pepper. It works very well when you just have veggies and meat in a pan and almost cooked, add butter and wine and cook a little while longer. Very creamy and very good over pasta. My friends who are not limited to what they can eat love this too.

However, if nighshades is indeed an issue, arent grapes and wine included in that or am I thinking of something else?

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