Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie With Sweet Potato

Moroccan Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato | Our Four Forks

Isabel and I have talked about our food philosophy before. Although we don’t like to label ourselves there is one fact we can’t avoid: Isabel doesn’t eat meat and I do. Other than that (seemingly big) difference, we are on the same page about what we consume. We both try to make high quality plants a priority (vegetables rule the plate), put an emphasis on nutrient density and limit our consumption of gluten.

Healthy Barbecue Sauce

Healthy Barbecue Sauce

Healthy barbecue sauce is difficult to find. I know because I recently went barbecue sauce shopping to put on slow cooker pulled pork. Most supermarket varieties have a ton of sugar and “modified” ingredients, so I was challenged to make my own. Instead of refined sugar or corn syrup, this barbecue sauce uses the natural sweetness of tomatoes, honey and molasses to add depth of flavor.

 

Although it seems like a daunting amount of ingredients, you’ll already have most – if not all – in your pantry. If you want to speed up the process, simply use store bought tomato sauce (ideally organic) rather than making your own. Then, just boil all ingredients together and blend! Simple yet full of smokiness and spice.

 

Healthy Barbecue Sauce

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Best Quick Tomato Sauce

Best Quick Tomato SauceThere are a couple of things Josh gets excited about in the kitchen; one is anything to do with our cast-iron pans (including washing and seasoning them) and another is making his quick tomato sauce (in a cast-iron pan). Made with only a few simple ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand, this tomato sauce is an easy way to elevate a simple pasta dish (or spaghetti squash).

WHY IT’S HEALTHY // Tomatoes are nature’s richest source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, which has been shown to protect skin from harmful UV rays. They have also been linked to lowering the risk of cancer and helping urinary tract infections. Garlic has a host of beneficial properties, some of which include reducing cholesterol levels, preventing and fighting the cold, regulating blood sugar and treating infections. //

This healthy sauce is great on pasta, spaghetti squash, in homemade barbecue sauce or… eaten plain from the fridge.

Best Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients

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