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#1 Old 04-06-2005, 01:43 PM
 
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A while back, on another non-veg board I visit, there was a thread about jarred spaghetti sauce, and there was one (or maybe two) "normal" (easily available at your local grocer) brands that a lot of people liked + Rao's and some of the other pricier brands.



I normally buy one of the organic brands at Whole Foods, but our budget has tightened up lately, not to mention my schedule. I need something that Robert can pick up on his way home and he or I can dump it in a pan, cook some pasta and be all set.



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#2 Old 04-06-2005, 01:47 PM
 
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I've no suggestions as don't know brands where you are (sorry!) but it would probably be a whole lot cheaper (and probably tastier) to make up a giant pot of sauce and freeze batches. I do this with sauces and soups and it doesn't take up too much time.
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I do that too sometimes, but I don't even have time or energy to do that this week. I like my own sauce better than anything from a jar, as far as I know.



BTW. if it makes a difference to anyone, I am in Texas, so all of the national brands for the US are probably available to me.
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I think mushroom prego is vegan. I really enjoy that stuff.
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Rao's is the only sauce in a Jar that I have really liked, but it isn't worth the money. Muir Glen is pretty good, Newman's is allright and probably easy to get and inexpensive.
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As far a commercial sauces, I *love* five brothers, which now goes by Bertolli. I usually get the tomato & basil.



As far as "good" pasta sauce, I make my own using canned, cubed, organic tomatoes. I add (fresh, if in season) Oregano, salt, and cook it in a bit of high quality first cold pressed organic olive oil. If I want to add anything, I add sliced up tofurkey brand italian sausage sliced up.



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Better than canned sauce is quick "homemade"

Blend (in a food processor) a lg can of tomatoes with a little olive oil, garlic & oregano. Put in a pot along with a can of black olives (if you like them) or add something else, if you don't. Heat & serve.

Just takes about 2 minutes...
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I use President's choice TGTBT (Canadian/Ontario store brand) sauce when I can't be bothered making my own. It has no sugar, so people who avoid white sugar don't have to worry about that, and they even have a type with TVP already in it.
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#9 Old 04-06-2005, 03:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the ideas.



But, for now, problem solved. I had to go to the grocery store and they were clearancing out all of thier Muir Glen sauce for just over $3 a jar. I'm all stocked up for a while (and really low on grocery funds).



I like to make my own sauce most of the time, especially now that my oregano plant is going wild, but no matter how I do it, it takes longer than a jar. And then we have the issue of my husband not being trustworthy enough around food to make a simple marinara, and if he were pushed, he would just bake some frozen corndogs or potpies or something.
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I had to go to the grocery store and they were clearancing out all of thier Muir Glen sauce for just over $3 a jar.



Ugh.

You should've asked what canned sauces not to get. Muir Glen tastes awful.
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#11 Old 04-06-2005, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't mind it at all. I made lasagne with some a while back and liked it.
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#12 Old 04-06-2005, 03:52 PM
 
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I never had sauce from a jar that is even remotely as good as homemade. I can't say that I like any of the brands I've tried.
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#13 Old 04-06-2005, 04:18 PM
 
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I've been hooked on newman's tomato basil for the past 4 years. I love it; I've probably eaten like 100+ jars of it in that time period.
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we're pretty fond of newman's sockarooni. mmmmm



but if we have to be cheap, we'll toss some chopped garlic into a pan, saute, add a can of diced tomatoes, some capers, kalamata olives, and maybe some torn basil leaves. cheaparooni.
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I normally buy one of the organic brands at Whole Foods, but our budget has tightened up lately



the organic 365 brand at whole foods is usually $1.99 near me (philadelphia), and i think it's good....
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#16 Old 04-06-2005, 04:56 PM
 
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the organic 365 brand at whole foods is usually $1.99 near me (philadelphia), and i think it's good....



I'll try that when I run out. For some reason I thought it was "natural" but now organic. I get overwhelmed sometimes and forget what is what.



Paul Newman's too. I will keep an eye out for some of that.
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Not that it matters now, but I just remembered bertollis and barilla are pretty good.
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It sounds like as long as I stay away from Ragu and the like, I will be OK,
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Not that it matters now, but I just remembered bertollis and barilla are pretty good.

barilla campagnola
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I use Interamerican products "Premium Selection" Spaghetti sauce. Very good.



BTW: Prego's "natural flavours" are meat.
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Hmmm... I'm lucky b/c I'm a test market for a "discount" HFS in town called Sunflower.. and their pasta sauce LOOKS and tastes homemade. The ingredients are so simple It's so good... Other sauces aren't nearly as good.
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Hmmm... I'm lucky b/c I'm a test market for a "discount" HFS in town called Sunflower.. and their pasta sauce LOOKS and tastes homemade. The ingredients are so simple It's so good... Other sauces aren't nearly as good.



Sunflower mushroom sauce is the best sauce I've ever had



As for the major brands. I like Bertolli. I agree with Rodolfo, I haven't liked any of the Muir Glen sauces.
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#23 Old 04-06-2005, 08:22 PM
 
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seeds of change makes really good organic pasta sauce... they have garden vegetable, roasted garlic, maybe a mushroom sauce... if i remember correctly.
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Ugh.

You should've asked what canned sauces not to get. Muir Glen tastes awful.



yeah it does to me, too, but I kind of like their salsa.
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#25 Old 04-07-2005, 12:52 PM
 
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Heinz spaghetti sauce in the can. It's vegan if you stay away from the obviously non-vegan versions.



I know it's not jarred stuff but for .99 cents a can ($1.29 when not on sale), you just can't beat it.
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I'm a fan of the safeway brand rip offs of classico pasta sauce.

They're cheap and tasty for when I'm too lazy to make my own.

I really like the roasted garlic with basil and mushrooms (and then I add a whole lotta nut yeast to make it creamy) Mmmmmmm. Now I want some!

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#27 Old 04-07-2005, 03:30 PM
 
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I'm a fan of the safeway brand rip offs of classico pasta sauce.

They're cheap and tasty for when I'm too lazy to make my own.

I really like the roasted garlic with basil and mushrooms (and then I add a whole lotta nut yeast to make it creamy) Mmmmmmm. Now I want some!



I took me a bit to figure out what nut yeast is.



I might try that. We like creamy.
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I'm a fan of the safeway brand rip offs of classico pasta sauce.

Are those vegan? *honestly doesn't know*



for some odd reason, I was thinking they had whey in them or something... or maybe I'm thinking of someone else's knockoff....
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