Tag: sauce

Easy Homemade Harissa

Easy Homemade Harissa

Harissa is the king of North African condiments.  It’s a spicy, garlicky chilli paste that brightens any meal, and it’s super quick and easy to make at home. Confronted with COVID 19 lockdowns, many of us are cooking out of our pantries and freezers.  While…

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

This chilli sauce recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the results are nothing short of addictive.  It’s a condiment that adds just the right amount of heat, along with a mild, fruity sweetness.  The perfect way to dress up, or fire up, any meal! In our…

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

This delicious Thai sweet chili sauce is inexpensive to make and comes together in just 15 minutes.  Once you make your own, you will never buy the bottled sauce again. Thai sweet chili sauce is among my favorite condiments.  It is delicious as a dip…

West African Lamb in Peanut Sauce

West African Lamb in Peanut Sauce

This rich and satisfying lamb dish is perfect for warming up a chilly evening. Thanks to the spinach, it is packed with nutrients.  This sauce is also great way to get your kids to eat — and enjoy — their greens! Peanut sauce has a…

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Once spring comes around and I’m ready to break out the grill, I crave chimichurri sauce. Its fresh, herby, garlicky flavor is a perfect counterpoint to smokey meats. When I was growing up, my father traveled and worked all over South America.  So, we had family friends…

Luscious Kale Purée

Luscious Kale Purée

This is a simple. elegant nutritious puree which is divine over pasta.  A perfect vegan weeknight or side dish. This is one of many brilliant recipes I found in April Bloomfield’s seminal cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden.  It is…

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo (rooster’s beak in Spanish) is probably the most common Mexican sauce.  There is good reason for its popularity, because this salsa is both easy to make and totally addictive. Nobody knows why pico de gallo was originally named for a rooster’s beak.…