ITALIAN VEGAN CHEF
My mom and I weren’t always vegan kitchens, we started out doing Italian food. As the world changed, so did I. I have found that the proteins in animal products are filled with fats and chemicals and all kinds of things that are harmful to the body. I thought of a healthier alternative: plant-based foods. These are nature’s natural gifts that fuel our bodies in the healthiest way. I thought I would give it a try and … Mama Mia !!!
ABOUT OUR SAUCES
You've never tasted a vegan sauce like this! Our sauce is known to be one of the BEST vegan bolognese sauces on the market today. Made with 100% all-natural, organic, fresh never frozen ingredients with a true homemade taste. Our sauces are thick with life and are suitable for vegans and meat-eaters alike (just add your own meat) and will have you saying "mama mia" with every bite. Unlike other brands, Costa vegan sauces are made with tomato coulis instead of water, with no added concentrated flavors like tomato paste, and no preservatives, giving it a true homemade Italian taste.
Peter Costa grew up like any other Italian child – in the kitchen with his mum and grandmother making classic Italian dishes. Whether it was pizza, pasta, sauces or cannolis, he was right there in the kitchen to help. Later in life, Peter realized that his eating habits were rather unhealthy and decided to stop eating meat. Not wanting to give up all of his Italian favorites, he took his grandmother’s original Bolognese recipe that was passed down and perfected by his mother and veganized her. He started showing off his herbal recipes on social media and quickly sold a few hundred jars of pasta sauce every week.
WHY DO OUR SAUCES TASTE SO GOOD?
BECAUSE OF OUR TOMATOES
What's so special about our tomatoes? It’s all about their upbringing. Natural chemistry, the internal ‘recipe’ of a tomato, is influenced hugely by where they grow. All our Italian tomatoes come from ‘La Puglia’, a 250-mile strip of farms, groves, and vineyards stretching down the calf and heel of Italy’s ‘boot’.
Our tomatoes get 2468 hours of sunshine a year, the Mediterranean surrounds Puglia on three sides, providing a cooling sea breeze that takes the edge off the blazing sun. Making it the most ideal conditions for the tomato plants to grow.