Our Non-Traditional Pasta Sauce of the day is Cranberry Tuna. This is a play on the fact that Kid Two loves tuna and loves cranberries. You’ll notice throughout the week that each sauce does not use sugar like conventional pasta sauces call for. Instead, each one calls for a natural sweetener to liven things up. You could always reduce the amount of fruit used, or go without it completely. These recipes should serve as a guide and/or idea generator 🙂
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Legume Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, GAPs, Vegan Compatible, Onion & Garlic Free
For Vegan: Use a vegan, fish free tuna, such as this. However, if you’re avoiding soy, you may not be able to find a safe product.
For Corn Free: Source safe ingredients. Consider using a no-salt can of tuna, and adding a little extra as you cook. Also make sure that the cranberries are safe for you. Some brands have sulfates, and others add cane sugar etc. to the mix. Yellow Barn and Bio Naturae are safe tomato sources at the time of this writing.
3 cans Wild Planet Tuna (salt added variety)
24 ounces Organic Tomato Sauce
4.5 ounces Organic Celery, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup Organic Sweetened Cranberries
2 TBSP Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Sea Salt
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Heat a large non-stick pan on medium heat (350). Add your oil and celery, and cook. Allow the celery to brown slightly, then add in all of the other ingredients. Drain your tuna cans before adding it to the pan. Once you’ve added the tuna, break it into small chunks as it cooks. The total cook time for this sauce is 12 – 15 minutes. See how easy that was? Enjoy!