Sauces & Gravies

Creamy Pasta Primavera

Creamy Pasta Primavera

This recipe is a delicious way to enjoy your vegetables (if you are not a vegetable lover)! Ingredients for Pasta Dish: 1 pound whole grain pasta (can use gluten free varieties) 1 red pepper, cut into strips 1 onion, halved, then sliced 1 cup broccoli, cut into small...

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Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons cold-pressed oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 ½ cups water (may use canned mushroom liquid as part) 1-tablespoon salt 1-tablespoon dry parsley 4 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons quick oats, whizzed fine ½-cup water for cornstarch and oats 1 or...

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons virgin, cold-pressed olive oil ½ teaspoon basil ¼ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon marjoram 2 - 28 ounce cans whole tomatoes, with juice ½ cup homemade ketchup (see recipe below) ¼ cup Florida...

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Delicious Cashew Cheese

Delicious Cashew Cheese

Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashew nuts, washed 1 cup hot water 1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/3 cup pimentos 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup plain, organic non-GMO soy milk (or nondairy milk of choice) 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/4...

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Simple Cheese Sauce

Simple Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup raw cashew nuts (Lite Cheese Option: Use only ½ cup cashew nuts plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch.) 2 cups water ½ large or 1 small red bell pepper (or ¼ cup canned pimentos or red peppers) 1 ½ teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 tablespoons food...

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Tahini Tomato Gravy

Tahini Tomato Gravy

Ingredients: Onion(s) dice or slice as desired, amount as desired 1 24-oz can pureed tomatoes 1 – 2 tablespoons of tahini, more if desired 2 – 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon onion powder, more if desired 1 teaspoon garlic powder, more if desired 1 rounded...

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Pesto for Pasta (gluten-free)

Pesto for Pasta (gluten-free)

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts ¼ cup cold-pressed olive oil ¼ cup water 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 2 cups fresh chopped parsley 4 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon salt Directions Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over 1 pound of cooked pasta of your choice. Gluten...

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Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce

Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce

3 cups pineapple juice 14-ounce can diced tomatoes or stewed tomatoes 1/2 cup tomato paste or puree 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional) 1 onion, cut in fourths 1 green pepper, cut in fourths 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon salt (or less to taste) 1...

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Basic Cream Sauce

Basic Cream Sauce

Pay special attention to steps 1 and 2—this is the key to blending a sauce with an authentic look and feel. Many cooks fail here—they don’t blend the mixture long enough. The result is a somewhat gritty or grainy texture. Blend nuts with a small amount of water—enough...

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