One evening, I accidentally spilled a fresh batch of roasted, puréed sweet potatoes into the pan of marinara sauce intended for our pasta. With my husband and three children already seated at the table ready for dinner, I reached deep into my creative memory bank and relied on the sweet potato for its remarkable nutritional value.
“Tonight, Team Fritz, we are having pasta with a remarkably nutritious, incredibly delicious sauce!” I channeled my inner Iron Chef, “Secret ingredient, the sweet potato!”
A farmer’s daughter, I grew up in Bakersfield, California. My family has been growing premium produce for four generations. Surrounded by the dedication and pride in one of the best farming communities, I inherited knowledge and high standards for healthy eating.
After that pivotal dinner meal, it wasn’t long until I was cooking up batches of my sauce for lasagna, chicken Parmesan, homemade pizza, and as a dip for meatballs and chicken fingers, each dish a bigger hit than the last. I bought myself a pressure canner and began making it and jarring it for friends and their families. With the help of the chef at our children’s school, I perfected the recipe to improve the quality and consistency. For the past three years, Natalia's sauce has been served in multiple meals during the week at the campus; lasagnas, pizzas, pasta, enchiladas, and even thinned out to be served as a soup.
Natalia's sauce is versatile and healthy. It is a great way to add extra nutrition to many meals.
I am excited to bring this wonderful sauce from my kitchen to yours!