Yield (12) 2 oz servings


2 12 oz. cans of diced tomato

2 12 oz. cans of tomato sauce

1 cup diced onion

4 tablespoons diced garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons dried oregano, parsley and basil

2 tablespoons brown sugar to cut acid taste


In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil, add the garlic and sweat for 1 minute.  Do not brown.  Add the tomatoes with the juice, herbs, and cook over medium heat until thickened.  Serve with cooked pasta.  Sauce can also be added to cooked ground meat, beef, pork or turkey.

Kathy DuPrez- Culinary & Nutrition Director

Kathy DuPrez has worked in the foodservice industry for over 35 years and has an Associates Degree in Foodservice Management, Culinary Arts from Los Angeles Mission College in California. Kathy came to Back2Basics in Flagstaff in June of 2011, and as the Director of Culinary and Nutrition. Kathy teaches culinary class two days a week and planning menu’s for the clients and preparing meals four days a week. She also oversees operation of the kitchen and keeps an inventory of all food and personal items for the clients. She encourages clients to eat healthy and balanced meals, which is new for many after their previous lifestyles of addiction.


AA degree in Food Service Management, Culinary Arts from the Los Angeles Mission College