Category Archives: Sauces & Dressings

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

Mango Salsa

Search the internet and you’ll find pages of recipes for different kinds of mango salsa. Your choice depends on how you’ll be using the salsa and your personal taste. The core ingredients are mango, some sort of onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Other veggies or fruits can be added. Heat, in the form of cayenne or jalapeño peppers, can be

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Bolognese Sauce Transformed Into 3 Meals

When I’m busy, I like to be able to make a recipe stretch out for several meals. Here’s a recent example—Monday, I made a Bolognese sauce and served it over zero-carb shirataki noodles. On Tuesday, I added more veggies (about a 1-1/2 cups total of chopped and sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, and celery) and served it over cauliflower Read more