Sauces, Gravys

2-Ingredient Roast Beef Pan Sauce

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

2-Ingredient Roast Beef Pan Sauce

1/3 cup red wine 1 cup beef broth After removing your roast from the pan, (or while it’s being carved), set the roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add red wine, scraping pan bottom with wooden spoon to loosen brown bits. Simmer until wine reduces to a glaze — about 2 minutes. Add broth and simmer until sauce reduces and thickens slightly — 1 to 2 minutes longer. Cut roast into thin slices, adding meat juices to pan juices. Serve immediately with juices passed separately. So simple, so quick, so delicious! The sauce is from Cook’s Illustrated September  1996 edition,...

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Fresh Cranberry Pecan Sauce

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Fresh Cranberry Pecan Sauce

1/2 cup pecan halves (optional) 1/2 cup Madeira (or other sweet dessert wine such as Marsala) 3/4 cup maple syrup (or 1/2 cup if you prefer tart) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 12 oz (3 cups) cranberries, fresh or frozen Pinch of pure salt Preheat oven to 300. Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 8 – 10 mins, or until fragrant. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and roughly chop by hand (see notes). In a medium saucepan, combine the wine, maple syrup, cinnamon, cranberries, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, watching carefully to make sure it does not boil...

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Buffalo Chicken Sauce

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Buffalo Chicken Sauce

2/3 cup high-quality hot sauce (1 full 5 oz bottle) 1/2 cup high-quality butter 1 & 1/2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp pure salt Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer occasionally stirring or whisking. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir, and set aside for use. ___________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Makes about 1 & 1/4...

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BBQ Sauce (version 2)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

BBQ Sauce (version 2)

2 TBSP coconut oil, butter, or ghee, melted 1/4 cup high quality ketchup 3 TBSP natural sweetener of choice (or 18 drops liquid stevia) 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 to 1 & 1/2 tsps pure salt (to taste) 1 tsp high quality mustard 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes melt the coconut oil (or butter or ghee) mix together all ingredients yields approximately 3/4 cup __________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: I like to QUADRUPLE THE SAUCE and freeze individual portions...

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10-Minute Marinara Sauce

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in Condiments, etc..., Pasta, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Red Sauces, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

10-Minute Marinara Sauce

2 TBSP butter or ghee 4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 28 oz package crushed or strained tomatoes 1 cup water 1/2 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste fresh basil or parsley, chopped (as much as you’d like) 1 – 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil Warm butter or ghee over medium heat and saute garlic for 1 – 2 mins. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Add the water to the empty tomato container, swish it around (to collect the remaining remnants of tomato), and add it to the pot. Simmer for approx 10 mins. Stir in chopped basil, drizzle in the olive oil and...

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Tahini Gravy

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

1 & 1/2 cups veggie broth or water (I use broth) 1/2 cup tahini 2 TBSP soy sauce 1 TBSP maple syrup (or 6 drops liquid stevia) freshly ground pepper In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together & bring to a slow boil. Cook (stirring w/ whisk) until it has thickened to desired consistency. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ We especially love this over MILLET-CORN-LOAF, but it’s also nice over tempeh dishes, greens, meats, grains, sauteed veggies, etc… ~ The gravy will thicken up...

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Peanut Sauce

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Asian, Condiments, etc..., Cruciferous (non-leafy), Pasta, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Peanut Sauce

Smooth Peanut Sauce – quick, easy & yummy! 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (almond or cashew butter work too) 4 TBSP soy sauce 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (or more) 1/2 cup water Whisk all ingredients together. Done! I Love a no-cook sauce SIDE NOTES: ~ Our favorite way to eat this sauce is over noodles with a vegetable. Peas or broccoli work well. If using frozen peas, no need to thaw. Just add them to the pot w/ the noodles for the last minute or 2 of cook time. If using broccoli, chop up a few cloves of garlic & saute in oil for a...

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Easy BBQ Sauce

Posted by on May 23, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Easy BBQ Sauce

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil 1 TBSP dried onion flakes (can purchase this in the spice aisle) 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dry mustard powder 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 (6 or 7 ounce) jar natural tomato paste 1 & 1/4 cups water 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or lime juice) 1/4 tsp liquid smoke honey or sugar (1 tsp or to taste) (or 1/8 tsp stevia powder) Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add dried onions & saute for a minute or 2. Add all remaining ingredients & stir well to combine. Bring to low boil, reduce heat, & simmer,...

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One Minute Applesauce

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Breakfast, Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sauces, Gravys, Sides, Toppings | 0 comments

One Minute Applesauce

4 apples, peeled & roughly chopped pinch of cinnamon (optional) Chop apples (removing seeds & core). Place in food processor w/ cinnamon & blend until smooth. If using a Vitamix, no need to peel the apples. (see demonstration video below) Serves 4. ________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Ridiculously quick, easy & amazingly tasty. My kids go NUTS for this. I make it several times a week as part of our breakfast. ~ Use crisp, firm apples, not the softer, mealier types. Our favorite apples to use are BRAEBURN, PINK LADY, GALA,...

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