Category Archives: Sauces & Dressings

Engine 2 Chili Cheeze Fries

Ami Mackey, over at Engine 2 Diet, developed these Chili Cheeze Fries, and we’re having them for supper tonight … although I ended up just piling baked potatoes with the chili and cheeze and added some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and a few slices of avocado on top.

Oh. My. Goodness.

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Nonfat Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Just the thing for mashed potatoes, whole wheat biscuits, oven-fries, whole wheat pasta, and hot tempeh bacon sandwiches.

Nonfat Vegan Mushroom Gravy

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups low sodium mushroom stock
2 tablespoons low sodium tamari
1/2

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Red Pepper Relish

Because our household is very low-fat, we don’t use mayonnaise, so this recipe serves as a spread that adds moisture to sandwiches. It adds a great fresh, lively flavor to veggie burgers.

Red Pepper Relish

1 large red bell pepper, minced
1 large yellow bell pepper, minced
1 small red onion, minced
1 cup tomato, minced (fresh or canned and

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Tempeh Bolognese

This recipe comes together fairly quickly and is deeply satisfying…it’s also one of those “taste as you go” things, but I’ve tried to give a fair idea of proportions. This recipe also makes a GREAT stuffed baked potato topping!

Tempeh Bolognese
Serves 2

1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery rib, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced… Read more

ChefSteps’ Roasted Onion Cream

This “cream,” dreamed up by Grant Lee Crilly (the cofounder of ChefSteps, a James Beard Award-winning offshoot of the Modernist Cuisine world), is made out of little more than roasted onions, puréed until they puff up into a glossy cream-like substance. A brighter alternative to cream—for all your soups, sauces, and sides. This is vegan magic!

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Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Indonesian peanut sauce is great over steamed broccoli, noodle dishes, sautéed tempeh, tofu satay, or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.

Indonesian Peanut Sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 lemon grass stalk (white parts only), finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons (about 1″) peeled, finely-grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut milk… Read more