Vegetarian Chili

Cut up onions into large chucks (about 2-inch pieces).
Saute onions on MEDIUM in a large pot.
Add remainder of ingredients.
Let simmer on LOW for 1/2 hour.

Braised Short Ribs

Prepare a saucepan with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp pepper. Heat on HIGH.

Saute onions and carrots. Add a rosemary.

Mix in short ribs.

Add 1 cup red wine.

Turn heat to LOW.

Pour in 1/2 jar of tomato suace.

Let simmer on low for 4-5 hours.

Roma Sauce

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a pot. Blend diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Once pot is very hot, pour the tomato mixture into the pot. Add the can of tomato sauce and pinch of sugar and boil for 15 minutes.