TOMATO-FREE BOLOGNESE SAUCE – Delicious & PERFECT SOLUTION for low-salicylate & nightshade diets.


This “Power Foods Fitness” recipe will help you start to learn to substitute ingredients of similar texture to better meet the dietary needs of you and your loved ones.

Many people are allergic to tomatoes as well as avoiding tomatoes to undertake a low-salicylate  diet  or nightshade eating plan. ADHD sufferers are best on a low-salicylate diet to reduce the severity of their symptoms. Chronic pain suffers have significantly decreased and some  have ended chronic joint, muscle and nerve pain by changing to a nightshade eating plan.

It’s a blessing to be able to create this REAL FOODS recipe for both low-salicylate and nightshade dieters.

I used carrots and beetroot to make the “tomato” sauce.  Do use exactly as you would a real tomato sauce with the rest of the ingredients in this bolognese.


*When following the “Power Foods Diet” you are eliminating soy as well as all soy products.

Coconut Aminos is the perfect substitute for Soy Sauce.

Coconut Aminos is less salty than Tamari, but can be used exactly as you would use Soy Sauce, for marinades, dressings sauces and stir-fries – almost anywhere in fact!!!

Coconut Aminos has got a great amino acid content, considerably higher than that of soy sauces.  The aminos is made from the raw sap of the coconut tree, naturally aged and is blended with sun-dried sea salt.  For occasional use in a recipe calling for soy sauce, this is  a great alternative.

You may need to have your local health food store order this in for you as not their standard  stock or order online as I did – details as follows:

Iherb sell Coconut Aminos for $6 USD, with approx $4 USDshipping to Australia.


1. Peel and roughly chop the carrots, beetroot and parsnip and add them to a large pan of boiling water.

2. Meanwhile, in another pan sauté the onions in some coconut oil until they turn translucent.

3. Next, add the mince and a splash of coconut aminos*.

4. Once the meat has browned, add the leek, mushrooms and a small amount of each of the herbs and spices – adjust according to how hot you like it – and how little you like beetroot!

5. Allow the meat mixture to simmer on a low heat, stirring regularly, and add water from the carrot and beetroot pan as it dries out.

6. Once the carrots and beetroots start to soften, turn the heat off and puree in the blender.

7. With the tomato-free “tomato sauce” ready, add it to the meat pan and allow it to simmer for a few minutes before serving.

8. Serve with Zucchini Pasta – see my “Recipes” categories for all ingredients and instructions – and finish with a sprinkle of fresh basil leaves.


A family classic with a friendly twist!

Keep Shining xx

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