Try This: Gabriel’s Marinara Tomato Sauce


Really wished I had the time (and patience) to can all those lusciously plump tomatoes I’m seeing everywhere. I have this daydream about whipping up a homemade marinara sauce in the dead of winter to remind me of summer.

Not going to happen.Gabriel's All Natural Marinara Tomato Sauce

But here’s the next best thing: Gabriel’s All Natural Marinara Tomato Sauce.

There are shelves and shelves and shelves of different marinara sauces in the supermarket. Most of them taste the same: sweet (that’s the sugar), a little tangy (could be the sodium or vinegar) and, oh yes, vaguely tomatoey.

Gabriel’s tastes like what you’d want YOUR homemade marinara to taste like: full of tomato flavor, a hint of onion and garlic with just enough basil and spices to add a little interest.

This sauce is slow kettle cooked, just like you would do. It’s made with only 6 ingredients, this IS your homemade marinara sauce.

Here’s something else: it is gluten free and vegan… the way a marinara should be.

I found Gabriel’s in a small specialty food shop, but if you go to their Facebook Page, you can find out where to buy it in your area. Oh, and 10% of their profits go to different charities. I like that.

So don’t obsess about not canning all those tomatoes… you’ve got better things to do. And with Gabriel’s around, no one needs to know it isn’t homemade.


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: