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Brown gravy

26 Jul

Brown gravy (good with turkey)

  • 4 Tbs. tallow
  • 4 Tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1.5 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 c. broth
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Melt the tallow in a saucepan over med-low heat. Combine the spices in a bowl. Add the flour to the melted tallow and whisk thoroughly. Add the spices and whisk for 10-30 seconds. Add the 1/2 c. of broth, keep whisking. When combined, add the remaining 1.5 c. broth. Cook over med-low heat until thickened and turn to low. Before serving, add butter and salt.

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Barbecue Pizza Sauce

19 Oct

Barbecue Pizza Sauce (adapted from seriouseats.com)

  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves/2 tsp. garlic, crushed and minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 1/3 c. rapadura
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. molasses
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

Saute onion in olive oil until soft, about 5 min. Stir in garlic, cook until fragrant (about 30 sec). Add in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer ~20 min. Use immersion blender to puree until smooth.

Ranch dressing

17 Aug

Ranch dressing (adapted from http://www.thekitchn.com)

  • 1/2 c. buttermilk (home cultured better than store bought)
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. rice vinegar

Lemon and garlic vinaigrette

19 May

Lemon and garlic vinaigrette

  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. garlic vinegar (from making pickled garlic)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. sour cream/yogurt (optional)

Whisk until combined.

Horseradish sauce

9 Mar

Horseradish sauce (adapted from Bon Appetit)

  • 1 Tbs. peeled and finely grated horseradish (~2″ piece)
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

Combine ingredients and refrigerate for at least 30 min. before eating.

*note: add dill or garlic next to try

Thousand Island style salad dressing

6 Feb

Thousand Island style salad dressing

  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. ketchup
  • 2 Tbs. pickle, minced (or favorite relish)
  • 2 tsp. onion, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic, minced (or garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. rapadura
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • dash of hot sauce (optional) or cayenne

Fig jam

16 Nov

Fig jam

  • 2 lbs. figs
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 4 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 c. honey

Puree the figs, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a food processor.  Pour into a large pot, bring to a boil, and simmer for 20 min.  Turn off heat, let cool ~10 min., then add the honey and mix well.  Cool then store in clean, glass jar in refrigerator.