1/4 cup olive oil.
1 onion, finely diced.
1 bay leaf.
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried.
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped.
2 teaspoons salt or to taste.
2 tablespoons tomato paste.
Two 26-ounce boxes Pomi Chopped Tomatoes or two 28-ounce cans whole plum tomatoes, chopped with their liquid.