This week the cook from scratch is a dish that I refer to as ‘red gold’… It can be used as a wonderful pasta sauce but also as the base for many more dishes.. I have a version (not as delicious as this sounds) that I cook up in bulk and store in the freezer in two portion containers. Not only do I use a couple of times a week in my everyday cooking but also very useful to have on hand when visitors drop by unexpectedly.Cooked tomato is one of the exceptions when it comes to nutritional benefits. The lycopene which is the most beneficial ingredient in the tomato is more potent when cooked than when fresh. Add in the garlic and olive oil and this sauce with rice or pasta is packed full of goodness.