Archive for the ‘Sauces & Seasonings’ Category

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Sun-Dried Tomato Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

1 1/2 cups chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped…

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Kale with Cashew Cream Sauce

Almost everything tastes better with cashew sauce! But it is high-fat, so I use it sparingly.

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Creamy Basil Sauce

My favorite pasta recipe is a creamy basil sauce over any kind of pasta.

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Chunky Fruit Chutney

2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3 ripe pears, peeled and diced …

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Grilled Pineapple with Mango Coulis

12 slices (1/2-inch-thick) fresh pineapple (about 1 pineapple)
Cooking spray …

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Dried Cranberry-Apple Conserve

2 cups sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
1 1/2 cups boiling water …

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Fig Vinegar

Make your own Fig Vinegar.

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Pear Vinegar

2 ripe fresh Bartlett pears – coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons, fresh tarragon – chopped…

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Habanera Salsa

We have almost a constant supply of this salsa in my house. It is good on salad or as a dip for raw veggies like peppers or cucumbers, or on beans or grains. Use 2 Habaneras for a mild salsa, or 4 for a hot spicy one.

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Mango Salsa 2

NOTE: fresh peaches can be substituted for the mango

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“Mayonnaise” or Dip with Cannellini and Potato

This is good as a:

– Hellmann’s mayonnaise substitute (for me no other mayo would do)
– Spread on toast
– Spread for Bruschetta
– Dip (if flavorings are added)

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Peanut Sauce

Mix all ingredients together well. Makes about 1 cup.

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Soy Orange Sauce

Great on spring rolls!

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