This recipe from Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes, yields four 1/2 cup servings of 1 carbohydrate block each. There are no protein or fat blocks in this sauce recipe, which is used as a component in other Zone recipes.
1 1/2 cups tomato puree
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup strong chicken stock
1 tablespoon red wine
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan to form a sauce. (Mix cornstarch with a little cold water to dissolve it before adding to saucepan.) Heat sauce to a simmer, constantly stirring until the mixture thickens. Transfer sauce mixture to a storage container, let cool, and refrigerate. Each time you make a Zone-favorable meal use this sauce as a replacement for 1 carbohydrate Zone block. This sauce may be refrigerated for up to five days, or if you prefer, the sauce may be frozen and defrosted for later use. Although the sauce is freeze-thaw stable, after the sauce has been frozen and defrosted, it may need to be stirred to reincorporate the small amount of moisture that forms on the sauce during the freezing and thawing process.