Thick, rich tomato paste is a great way to lend depth to your favorite bolognese. It also adds dimension to recipes in the same way that a good stock does. The appealingly soft texture and full-on tomatoey flavor of Hunt's tomato paste put it over the top in our tests.
As soon as a pea gets picked, it begins to turn starchy. That's why peas that are flash-frozen at harvest have an almost eerie resemblance to fresh. This General Mills-owned brand's peas have great burst and the ability to hold structure (read: They won't go mushy on you). Plus, we like the fact that they're organic. A simple pea soup is just a few cups of chicken stock away.- Bon Appetit