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  • ½ packed cup (80g) finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder (yes, tablespoons, lots of flavor!)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning (I use my homemade blend, but store-bought is fine, just make sure it is unsalted)
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt and ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 cups (720g) tomato sauce (or called passata)
  • 3 cups (720g) water
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) dark balsamic vinegar (really brings the sauce alive, don't omit) This is not the clear balsamic, but the dark aged balsamic. I use either the Alessi or Pompeian brands.
  • 1 ½ tablespoons (30g) pure maple syrup or agave (really enhances the overall sauce flavor and balances the acidity, so don't omit)
  • 4 cups (360g) rotini pasta (please note that if you use GF, the time may change in the IP, I only use wheat)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Optional: sliced black olives
  • Optional: My Lemon Parmesan (so good on top and only takes 5 mins)
  • I use this scale.
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