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Review: Primal Kitchen Vodka Pasta Sauce


My daughter works at a small whole food type of store and she mentioned to me that she saw a pasta sauce that she wanted to try. When she said it was made by Primal Kitchen I was in, because I know they usually have good ingredients (I love their dressing). I told her to bring it home and we'd give it a try. A couple of nights ago, I needed to make a meal that we could take on the road. My son had a soccer game that was 1.5 hours away from home and due to the timing of it and the drive, I made meals and packed them. He ate his on the way there, my husband and I ate ours when we got there to the field. I decided to use the Primal Kitchen Vodka Pasta Sauce to make dinner that night.

The vodka pasta sauce is vegan. They say "no dairy" on the label, but it is vegan and has clean ingredients. I'm a fan of clean ingredients! So often, I find products that are vegan, but have bad ingredients in them. I don't want to hurt the animals, but I don't want to hurt our intestines either. I want clean ingredients so we are being kind to the animals, our family, and ourselves.

I thought the pasta sauce looked like regular pasta sauce and I really wanted to make it more creamy. So I decided to add in a cup of cashew cream (a cup of cashews, with water to the top and blended smooth), which would make it creamier. I also wanted to add in some protein, so what I do in a dish like this is I sauteed some chopped onion and a package of extra firm tofu all crumbled. Once that was sauteed, I added in the jar of sauce and the cashew cream and heated it up so that it could be put over the pasta. I served it up with some delicious roasted broccoli. I assembled the to-go meals in these glass dishes, so we each had one, and packed them into a hot bag for the road.

We really liked the vodka sauce pasta! It was a bit different than just eating regular pasta sauce, and everyone liked it. I would make it again and use their vodka sauce pasta. I do like adding in the cashew cream to give it more of a creamy texture. Two thumbs up for the Primal Kitchen Vodka Pasta Sauce! By the way, it cost just over $9 for the jar, which is close to what it sells for on Amazon. That is pricy, but I like the clean ingredients and if I were to make it home it would likely cost me as much, because I don't keep vodka in the house.

Here are the ingredients in the Primal Kitchen No Dairy Vodka Pasta Sauce:
Organic Tomato Puree (Water, Organic Tomato Paste), Organic Diced Tomatoes in Juice (Organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride), Avocado Oil, Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter, Organic Onions, Organic Vodka, Sea Salt, Organic Chopped Onions, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Dried Basil, Citric Acid, Organic Minced Garlic, Organic Dried Oregano.


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