In 2012 my wife and I decided to shake things up. We were both overly stressed, overworked, overweight, and over our urban existence. Our lifestyle and environment were sending us down a path of misery and discomfort and we needed to make some changes. I started by growing vegetables. We added beehives and a chicken coop and it was soon beginning to look a bit like a farm. Once we had a good handle on the veggies, eggs, and honey […]
I’ve named this recipe Pumpkin Pie Spiced Applesauce because it’s become shorthand for those warm, aromatic spices that we all love (or love to hate) this time of year. However trendy they may be, there’s no denying that adding spice to homemade applesauce elevates it beyond any grocery store version and makes a very convincing argument for going unprocessed.
Here are three sauces you can easily incorporate into your daily routine and enhance your plant-based dishes. Make them your own by adding ethnic spices, various oils, citrus, and herbs to create your own unique combinations.
Fried rice and stir fries are easy ways to transform whatever ingredients you have on hand into a quick dinner. Using a spice mix makes that dinner even faster and ensures you have a perfectly seasoned meal every time.
This Sriracha hot sauce recipe consists of only a few ingredients, and as with anything homemade, you can tweak it to use your favorite chiles, or to reflect what is currently in season. It’s a perfect condiment for, well, everything!
This marinara sauce is basic and simple — proof that recipes don’t need to be difficult to be delicious. And if you like garlic as much as we do, you’ll love this homemade sauce.
I grew up with sauerkraut – it showed up regularly at our house alongside pork chops on top of platters of mashed potatoes. But it was only recently that I became aware of its health properties.
The next morning, when I went to taste the sauce, I realized that it didn’t need a single thing. The apples gave it plenty of sweetness, while the pears added a pleasantly grainy texture. The small amount of orange and lemon juice I’d included offered the necessary tang. It was perfect just as it was.