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Recipe Review-Fixate Grandma’s Tomato Sauce

A great bonus that I found from being a blogger is “meeting” so many amazing people. I have been introduced to many wellness communities that inspire you to be better than you were the day before. One of the people that I have had the pleasure to meet is a wellness coach named Kim. I met Kim last year while attending a Mommy and Me Pilates Class that she was the instructor of. In addition to teaching Pilates, she is also the owner of Fit & Balanced Mom. She runs different fitness classes that you are able to bring your kids to. She also has an amazing Facebook Page dedicated to personal wellness and health. I am inspired daily by her words of encouragement and all the health tips that she shares. Her no excuse attitude can motivate anyone who needs a boost to reach their wellness goals.

One of the recipes that Kim shared with me to try in my own kitchen is a recipe from Autumn Calabrese, Beachbody Coach, and creator of the 21 Day Fix. I know what you are probably thinking…not another Beachbody Coach. Let me reassure you that I am NOT a Beachbody coach (Nothing against them I have plenty of friends who are. It’s not something I have time to really do correctly). This post is not sponsored by anyone in any way. I just like finding great tasting healthy recipes that I can recreate in my kitchen. This recipe comes from the Fixate Cookbook. Even if you are not doing the 21 Day Fix, this cookbook has many great tasting healthy recipes that I have personally tried and loved. The one recipe that I make at least once a month is Grandma’s Tomato Sauce. It is one of the easiest recipes I make and tastes like I cooked in the kitchen all day. I usually double or triple the recipe so I can always have the sauce ready to go on those nights that I do not feel like cooking. This sauce tastes great added to turkey sausage or on baked spaghetti squash. My kids love it as well!


Fixate Grandma’s Tomato Sauce
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 8 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 x 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes crushed or blended in a food processor
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon sea or Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat
  2. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently for 5-6 minutes until the onion turns translucent
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste, stirring constantly so it doesn’t stick and burn
  4. Add the wine (without drinking any!) and stir constantly
  5. Add the tomatoes, agave, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Allow it to summer for an hour and stir occasionally.
  6. Add the basil and mix well.
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