Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce

Deliciously rich and decadent tasting, I had just enough wine left over to change the whole flavor of a basic marinara sauce. The smoke from the chipotle and the depth of the wine creates a wonderfully balanced sauce…So delicious over Gluten free Penne served with a fresh radicchio salad or sautéed greens. Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce […]

Homemade Apple Sauce

I had about 4 or 5 apples that were just a little bit past good eating so I sauced them! I washed and cored them and kept the skin on. It was a mix of Ginger Golds, Honey Crisps, and Empires. It made the tastiest applesauce! I blended it in the vitamix- the consistency is […]

Homemade Fermented Sriracha Sauce (sweet hot chili sauce)

This stuff is STRAIGHT UP AWESOME. Fermented, local, fricken amazing….I used my fermented hot sauce as the base and tried to get it taste like my favorite sulfite sugar laden bottled stuff…..I NAILED IT. I gather you could make this simply using fresh peppers, garlic etc, but the fermented aspect gives it a flavor unlike […]

Sugo..Red Sauce…Marinara….

A STAPLE SAUCE. MAKE IT. FREEZE IT. ALWAYS HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE. Ellen’s Simple Marinara Sauce 2 large cloves garlic, smashed & minced 1 large can (28oz) of diced or crushed tomatoes – I used the equivalent from a glass jar (Bionatura brand) 1c water 1 large onion, medium dice 1/4t black pepper 1/4t […]

Raw Cashew Cream Cheese

This cheese is EXCEPTIONAL….full of pro-biotics (belly healthful bacteria), it is incredibly creamy and delicious. Easy easy easy to make. It’s raw, its animal free, dairy free, gluten free AMAZINGNESS…..It’s sort of like, why WOULDN’T you make it?…. Raw Cashew Cream Cheese- Savory 1c raw cashews 1c raw sauerkraut (not pasteurized) 1T dulse flakes 1t […]

Spicy Chickpea Hummus

I make this all the time…so good to have in the house as a quick source of veggie protein for sandwiches, salads, fresh vegetable dipping. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is a vegan staple. The addition of the fresh chili pepper gives it an unbelievable amount of kick without being overwhelming. […]

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced 4c tomatoes, diced 1/4c fresh basil, lightly packed, chopped 1/4t black pepper 1/4c water 1/2-1 fresh cherry bomb, chili or other hot pepper, minced 1/3c extra virgin olive oil 1t salt or to taste In a skillet, add the olive oil and sauté the […]

Summer Pizza On the Grill

So yesterday was unbearably hot, the day before I had a fire going, so needless to say my food plan got confused. My plan was to whip up some Gnocchi’s with my leftover smashed potatoes but there was no way I was gonna be in the kitchen over boiling anything. I had stopped at Walker […]

Fermented Hot Sauce!

This stuff is BOMB. I started making it last year and could not wait for this summer to roll around to plant all of the peppers I could to make it again. SO SIMPLE. You can use any variety of hot peppers, I use a mix of Hot Cherry Bombs, Cayenne, Jalapeño, and Chili’s. Depending on […]

Easy Peanut Butter Sauce

This sauce can literally transform everyday foods into new meals, on veggies, grains, noodles-  I created this recipe while living in New York City. I had the tiniest kitchen, I cried my first night, not because of being homesick but because of my new kitchen! I had two jars of peanut butter which were clearly […]