Raisin Sauce for Ham

I always love fruit with meat – chicken salad with grapes, roast pork with applesauce, ham with raisin sauce. 1/2 c brown sugar 2 T cornstarch 1t dry ground mustard seeds 1c water 1T apple cider vinegar 1T fresh lemon juice (1/2 a lemon) 1/4t lemon zest1/2c raisins Combine the dry ingredients in a small … Read more

Ginger-Scallion Dipping Sauce

All kinds of Chinese dumplings cry out for a dipping sauce. To say nothing of just fresh boiled shrimp, as depicted in this picture, or even fried tofu like the picture at the bottom. This ginger-scallion one from TheWoks of Life hits the spot! 1T oil1T minced fresh ginger 1T minced scallion (white & green … Read more

No-Olive Almond-Herb Tapinade

I came across this recipe as a suggested topping for roast radishes and it’s super yummy! It also comes together pretty easily in the cuisinart. Makes 1/2 cup, 75 calories per tablespoon. 1/2c fresh parsley leaves 1/4c fresh mint leaves 2T fresh oregano leaves1T capers 1 small garlic clove (slice it before you pop it … Read more

Smoky Paprika Butter

This recipe came from a Plated box I got recently. What could have been a really ordinary steak with roasted vegetables was elevated to something extraordinary when this butter mixture melted into it. nom nom nom …. Makes a serving for 3 1/2 stick unsalted butter1-2 t sriracha 1/2 t smoked paprika 1/4 t crushed red pepper1 clove garlic, … Read more

Peanut Sauce

I needed some peanut sauce for my Thai Kohlrabi salad, and the jar I had in the fridge had gone bad – so I went in search of a recipe to make my own. This one was super yummy! 3/4 c creamy peanut butter 1/4 c + 2 T water 3 T hoisin sauce 2 … Read more

Squash & Spinach Fritters

These tasty little nuggets are pretty easy to make, and versatile – although the recipe calls for spaghetti squash, they worked just fine with acorn squash. It’s definitely important to squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the vegetables; and thinner fritters cook more easily than thick ones. The sriracha mayo makes the dish! … Read more