Weeknight Meal Tip: Simmer Sauces

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Simmer sauces are an easy and healthy way to make a quick, delicious meal for your family. It's simple - add your choice of vegetables, tofu, meat, chicken, or seafood to a pan, add a jar of simmer sauce, cover, and cook over low heat. While that's cooking you can prepare a salad, fold the laundry, or catch up on your email.We love simmer sauces, particularly ones that have a foreign flavor. Pictured here are Persian and Indian simmer sauces. The Trader Joe's "India Relish" in the foreground makes a lovely simmer sauce even though it's marketed as a bread topper. The next day, the leftovers are great in your lunchbox!

Do you have a favorite simmer sauce? Do you buy them in a jar, or do you make your own from scratch? If so, please share your recipes!

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(Image: Kathryn Hill)

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