Spreads

Roast Beef Sandwich Spread

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

2 TBSP high quality mayo 1/2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp mustard Mix _________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: The kids are happy when I make roast beef on a Sunday night.  That means left over roast beef sandwiches for lunch all week long!  And they really like this easy spread I made up on the fly at some point.  I’ve been using it for roast beef sandwiches ever since. Hope you...

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Chipotle Mayo

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Spreads | 0 comments

Chipotle Mayo

1 cup mayo 2 tsps chipotle powder (or less) Mix. _________________________________________________________ For a fancier version: Optional add-ins…. 2 tsps lime juice 1 TBSP finely chopped cilantro 2 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed (or 1/8 tsp garlic powder) 1/4 tsp dried oregano dollop of high quality sour cream ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Chipotle mayo is a great way to add a smokey, spicy flavor to any meal. Use it any way you’d use regular mayo (on a sandwich, burger, burrito, taco, fish, chicken,...

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Raspberry Jam

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Condiments, etc..., Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Spreads | 0 comments

Raspberry Jam

1 (10 oz) package frozen raspberries 3 TBSP date-paste (I use rounded/heaping tablespoons) Thaw raspberries in refrigerator for 24 hours (or at room temp for 8 – 12 hours) & drain. Mix together raspberries and date paste (with whisk or fork) until combined well. Yields about 3/4 cup.  Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~  Very tasty on a sandwich w/ nut butter or used to make these tasty treats: RASPBERRY-SQUARES ~...

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Date Paste

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Spreads | 0 comments

Date Paste

16 pitted medjool dates 1 & 1/2 cups filtered water Soak dates in the water for at least 20 minutes (& up to overnight). Drain the dates but reserve the soak water. Place the dates along with 1/4 cup of the soak water in either a Vitamix or a food processor fitted w/ S blade, and process into a smooth paste. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the work bowl if necessary. Yields 1 & 1/4 cups. Date paste will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer (thaw for a few minutes before...

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Cannellini Bean Yam Hummus

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Cannellini/Great Northern, Condiments, etc..., Dips, Legumes, Potatoes, Recipes, Spreads, Vegetables | 0 comments

Cannellini Bean Yam Hummus

1 can cannellini beans 3/4 cup cooked yam (or sweet potato) 3 TBSP lime or lemon juice 1 small to medium clove garlic, chopped 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce (more or less to taste) 1/2 tsp pure salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (plus extra for garnish) (optional) 2 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) Use a fork to stick a few holes in the potato and place it whole (& unpeeled) on a baking sheet lined w/ parchment paper. Bake @ 400 for 45 – 60 mins (depending on size) until very soft when...

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Lemon Walnut Hummus

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Garbanzo, Recipes, Spreads | 0 comments

Lemon Walnut Hummus

1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSP lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp coriander 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the walnuts for 2 to 3 mins, shaking the pan occasionally to ensure even browning. Transfer the nuts to a small bowl to cool. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, garlic, spices & salt until smooth. Rub the walnuts in your hands a bit to try & remove/discard some of the papery skin...

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Winter Vegetable Pate

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Dips, Recipes, Spreads, Winter Squash | 0 comments

Winter Vegetable Pate

water 1 medium onion, diced 1 sweet potato, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes (anywhere from 1.5 to 2 cups) 1 heaping cup of butternut squash cut into 1 inch cubes 2 TBSP soy sauce, divided 2 heaping TBSPs sesame tahini butter, coconut oil, or olive oil, drizzled over the top to taste Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add about 1 TBSP water & water-saute the onion until translucent, about 5 mins (add a little extra water if you need to). Add sweet potato, squash, 1 TBSP soy sauce & about 1/2 cup water & bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, & simmer over low heat...

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Date-Nut Sandwich Spread

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Spreads | 0 comments

Date-Nut Sandwich Spread

8 oz organic cream cheese 3/4 cup pitted dates (or less) 1/2 cup walnuts Place dates in a food processor & process until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese & walnuts & process again until combined. Spread on your favorite bread. Save extra spread in a sealed container in the fridge. ______________________________________________________________________________________ SIDE NOTES: ~ Adapted from “1000 Vegetarian Recipes.” ~ This spread is on the sweet side, so use less dates if you like it milder.  For those avoiding certain foods, this recipe falls into the...

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Chunky Bean Spread Sandwich

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Adzuki, Condiments, etc..., Pinto, Recipes, Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Spreads | 0 comments

Chunky Bean Spread Sandwich

Add to food processor: 1/2 medium red bell pepper 1/2 medium zucchini 1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives 1 or 2 scallions (green part only). Pulse just a few times to keep a chunky texture. Add the following ingredients & pulse again: 2 cans pinto or adzuki beans rinsed & drained 1 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 tsp (rounded) chili powder 1/2 tsp (rounded) ground cumin. ~ Keep it as chunky or make it as smooth as you want. Spread on your favorite bread, add sprouts, mayo or mustard, tomato if you feel like it, etc… Adapted from “Vegetarian Express”  For those...

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Easy Mayo

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in Condiments, etc..., Recipes, Spreads | 1 comment

Easy Mayo

2 egg yolks 1 TBSP lemon juice or apple cider vinegar 1 tsp good quality mustard 1/4 tsp pure salt 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or a combination of olive oil and coconut oil) METHOD 1 – IMMERSION BLENDER: Add ingredients to tall measuring cup in order listed. Add oil gently, as to not stir up the other ingredients – you want the egg yolks to stay on the bottom of the cup. Gently place immersion blender into cup & keep pressed against the bottom while you slowly pulse the blender. You should start to see mayo forming at the bottom of the cup & rising up. After a minute...

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