The Party Girl Diet by Aprilanne HurleyParty Girl Diet Health Tip:  Our following recipe for Fresh Tomato Sauce is easy, quick, and makes a tomato sauce so incredibly delicious for spaghetti, pizza, and Italian baked dishes you will never suspect it is actually good for you!

Tomatoes are a major source of the Antioxidant Lycopene which is thought to reduce the risk of Cancer by 40 % – notably prostate, lung, and stomach cancer and increase survival.  Here’s an interesting tip – concentrated tomato sauces like the ones found on pizza and in pasta sauce have FIVE time more lycopene than fresh and canned and jarred tomato sauces have THREE times more the antioxidant value of lycopene than fresh tomatoes so there is no excuse to always have this power-food on hand any time you want or need a lycopene boost!

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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Compliments of Graziano Ristaurante, Petaluma, CA

1. Cut a small X on top of 4 ripe, large, on the vine tomatoes – place in boiling water (boil for approx. 2 minutes to blanch – remove from water and pull off skin – dice.

2. Place approximately 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive in a large saute pan and saute 3 large shallots, minced.

3. Once onions are clear in color – add diced tomatoes to pan – one 8 oz. glass of white wine and approximately 8 oz. of water.

4. Add 1 bunch loosely cut fresh basil and 2 tsp. each sea salt and black pepper.

5. Simmer about 2 hours – the longer it cooks the thicker the sauce will be.

6.  Serve over your favorite pasta and a side of our our Authentic Italian Meatballs and ENJOY!!!  Aprilanne

Aprilanne Hurley is a Certified Nutrition Professional and the Health Expert for California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living. Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet – will be available worldwide on January 2011…so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”  The Party Girl Diet’s healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combines today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living, and her 10+ years experience in Broadcast Journalism specializing in educating the public on important health and wellness topics and concerns.

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