I am always trying to find ways to add some extra nutrition into our bodies and this marinara sauce is a perfect example. I make up a batch or two at a time, sometimes toss a few new ingredients in or skip one if I did a bad job following my grocery list. Once you make this sauce, you can freeze it up to 6 months. A great sauce to use on pizzas, pasta, anything really. This time, I added some flax which has a whole host of benefits. As always, try to use organic products.
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 teaspoon each course salt & black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon ground flax seed*
3. Add tomatoes, water, cilantro, parsley, baby spinach, and bay leaves and simmer covered on low heat for 1 hour.