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Winter Garden Salsa

24 Jan

Winter Garden Salsa

  • 2 15oz. cans diced tomatoes (1 drained, 1 not drained)
  • ~10 chile pequins, minced (or 1 jalapeno)
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 large handfuls cilantro, thick main stems removed (small ok)
  • 2 large handfuls green onions, chopped (or ~1 c.)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. honey

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process for ~30 seconds or looks uniform throughout.

Honey balsamic dressing

15 Dec

Honey salad dressing

  • 1/4 c. avocado oil
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. honey

Shake in a glass jar or whisk together in bowl.

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.

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