I first tasted this Creamy Tuna Sauce when a friend shared some with me. It was made by a friend, she is also an amazing cook and I hope I have done justice to this recipe. She did mention the ingredients used in creating this recipe but I didn’t get any exact measurements so I made up the recipe from what I remember.

We were going away on holiday when I made this sauce so I didn’t have time to post the recipe. It’s a lovely dish to cook in Summer as you can eat it hot or cold. I did taste it both ways and it was still delicious. My husband and I love eating it with crackers, it makes the perfect dip. You can also serve it on a bed of pasta or make a pasta bake with a generous sprinkling of cheese…yum! Now that we are back home it’s back to the kitchen, I do love cooking but every once in a while it’s lovely to have a break from it.

It’s amazing how stress-free life can be when you away from “reality”, not having to bother with cleaning and cooking or any of the million things that awaits us at home everyday. I desperately needed that break, away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg but I must admit it’s good to be back home. I missed my own bed. There’s definitely only a limited number of days you can actually enjoy living out of a suitcase in a hotel room. Durban was beautiful, it’s always warm and welcoming, we love the people and we definitely enjoy the hospitality we receive from our families in Durban. My mum and mum-in-law are also great cooks so I enjoyed being spoilt with their special dishes, they love cooking for us. Now I am too afraid to get on that scale…it may just break!

Hubby and I have both agreed it’s healthy eating again, now that we have nobody special to cook for us. I think this Creamy Tuna Sauce can pass as healthy, a dash of cream can’t do much harm can it?

In my recipe I did include sugar as one of the ingredients but if your sauce is not too acidic you can omit the sugar. I find that the level of acidity varies with the different brands of passata and sometimes you don’t need much sugar.

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Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil. Sauté onion until translucent
  2. Add garlic, chilli and dried herbs, fry for a minute.
  3. Add the passata, season with salt. Cook for a few minutes until the oil surfaces to the top.
  4. Add fresh cream and tuna. Heat through and serve
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I woke up this morning not feeling so great, ask women that have thyroid issues and they will tell you what it’s like too be affected by this “making your hormones crazy” disease. Somedays I feel down for no particular reason, I will wake up just feeling deflated and those are the days I wish I could stay in bed all day. But as I said cooking always gives me that “pick me up” that I need so today I had my few hours of kitchen therapy and I must admit I do feel a little better already. As a mum I don’t think you can have those “do nothing” kinda days, whether you like it or not you have to keep going or your kids won’t have a chauffeur, homework won’t get done, there will be no food to eat, the house will not be cleaned amongst a million other things mums have to do.

Some days when I am totally not in the mood to cook I do cheat and use store-bought stuff, especially when I’m short on time. Most days I love making things from scratch, it’s really rewarding when you make dishes from scratch and it’s a success, then it makes all your effort seem worth it. This is a sauce I make mostly when I make pizzas and seeing I need to make pizza during the week I thought I will make some today so I can use some for another dish I made and refrigerate what’s leftover for my pizzas. It’s a great sauce to make ahead and you can freeze it for later use. It’s also very simple to make and you can double the recipe if you want to make extra for later use. You can also keep it chunky or you can use a stick blender to make a smooth sauce, it’s a matter of personal preference. You should be able to use this sauce for at least 3 large pizzas.


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Instructions
  1. Heat oil. Add onion and fry until translucent. Add garlic and chilli and fry for a minute

  2. Add the dried herbs and mix well. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the honey or sugar if required. Season with salt

  3. Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until oil surfaces to the top. Add fresh, chopped basil


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