Category Archives: Sauces & Dressings

Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote

Here’s a dish fit for a special occasion. Smoky flavors, a rich cherry compote, and a jammy red wine, are perfect for winter holidays.

Smoked Duck Breasts with Cherry Compote
Servings 2 // 439 calories, 9 net carbs

2 smoked wild duck breasts, about 3 oz., each
(Vegetarian option: slices of grilled polenta)

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Puttanesca Sauce

This classic sauce is magic—it’s delicious over fish, poultry, game, meats, polenta, grains, and pasta, so everyone from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans can enjoy…though non-meat eaters will want to forgo the anchovies and add a bit of miso.

Puttanesca Sauce
Yield: about 3 cups

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
5 anchovy … Read more

Caramel Sauce (keto)

Excellent over low-carb ice creams, cheesecakes, and custards.

Caramel Sauce (keto)
8 servings // 104 calories, 1.42 net carbs

1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons Swerve brown sugar substitute
3 tablespoons Swerve granulated sweetener
1/4 teaspoon LorAnn Oils caramel flavor
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
2 tablespoons water

For Salted Caramel Sauce:

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Hot Fudge Sauce (keto)

Fudge sauce is great over low-carb cheesecakes, ice creams, and custards.

Hot Fudge Sauce
8 servings // 154 calories, 1.23 net carbs

1 cup organic whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
2-1/2 ounces Scharffen Berger unsweetened 99% cacao baking chocolate, shaved
1/2 teaspoon Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together whipping cream … Read more

Citrus Cranberry Sauce

A good cranberry sauce can make or break Thanksgiving. This one, flavored by orange and grapefruit, is aromatic, sweet, and tart all at once.

Citrus Cranberry Sauce

1 12-ounce bag frozen or fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
2 teaspoons finely grated ruby red grapefruit … Read more

Green Chili “Sour Cream”

This recipe is seriously yummy on baked potatoes, enchiladas, and other Mexican dishes.

Green Chili “Sour Cream”

1 cup cashews (unroasted, unsalted)
1/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
4 whole canned green chiles (peeled and chopped)

Throw everything into a food processor and whir until … Read more