awesome sauce.

no, really, that's what i call it. here's what it is:

1/2 can organic tomato paste
1 cup vegetable broth 
1 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 small red onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
black pepper, to taste
sea salt -- just a pinch!
a healthy squeeze (if you have a squeeze bottle) of honey
enough olive oil to coat the pan you're cooking in

add the olive oil, onion and spices. when the onions turn translucent, add everything else with the honey being last. stir. bring to a simmer. once the sauce reaches your desired consistency, remove it from heat. 

this sauce tastes excellent as a base for lamb stew (i added squash and zucchini to mine), would probably be great with steak or a vegetarian steak-like protein (mushrooms! holla!), and just makes my tastebuds dance like the brand new day scene in the wiz.