High Protein Green Goddess Dip

Lately I’ve been eating a lot of crackers and dip, largely because Trader Joe’s has a nice selection of dips that they rotate. But even so, I find myself getting tired of the same old ones. Plus, I always question how healthy they are, or if there are a lot of hidden preservatives. So when … Read more

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

Cranberry Sauce

My mom always made cranberry sauce from whole berries for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. And like so many of what I thought were “family recipes,” it turns out that she just followed the directions on the back of the package! LOL So I’ve branched out over the years to try fancier versions – but Mom’s … 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