Category Archives: Sauces

Red Pepper Sauce

I really like using vegetable-and-nut sauces. Things like this and the Sorites Paradox Pesto add tons of color and nutrition to a plate, and variety to a vegetarian diet. Plus, because there’s little chopping and prep work, they’re usually manageable … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gravy (for Mashed Potatoes)

I made this for my office potluck, to which I was to bring mashed potatoes and gravy. I was out the afternoon that the signup sheet was set out. I received an email about it when I checked my email … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Romesco Sauce

This romesco sauce recipe comes from Vegetarian Times, and it is better than one I had used previously out of a Williams-Sonoma cookbook. They suggested a blanch-and-grill procedure for the asparagus, to which I said, “On a weeknight? Yeah, right.” … Continue reading

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Parsley Pesto

I found out years ago (through my work at WFM) that the pestos I liked best weren’t the super-authentic all-basil garlic pine nut Parmigiano Reggiano ones. Mostly, I found that using all those ingredients didn’t result in a balanced pesto, … Continue reading

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Lemon-Caper Sauce

I took this recipe from Paulette Mitchell’s Vegetarian Appetizers. She pairs it with roasted vegetables. I served it over steamed slender asparagus, it being asparagus time now here in California. I’m going to miss Kalamazoo now that spring is coming … Continue reading

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Veggie Bolognese

If you like mushrooms, you should make this. Even if you don’t like mushrooms, you should make this. It made a mushroom-tolerator out of me. I did not like mushrooms growing up. The whole idea of eating fungus – I … Continue reading

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Tahini Sauce & Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

I think both of these are necessary for falafel. Many restaurants I’ve had it at just use the tahini sauce, but I think that using both gives you the proper “what a mess” factor falafel should have. And they’re both … Continue reading

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