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Posts from the ‘Sauces’ Category


Consider Brandless™

Brandless™ is a relatively new company launched in July, 2017 that focuses on better access to better quality (i.e. Non-GMO, organic) goods at a more competitive price.

Instead of relying on grocery stores for common household goods (i.e. beans, ketchup, mustard, maple syrup, tomato sauce, jam, dried fruits and nuts, grains, rice, peanut butter, and more), consumers can buy directly from Brandless™ – a company that sources their goods directly from suppliers.

There are no distribution costs, wholesale to retail markups, shelf stocking fees, breakage and settlement costs, and no retail marketing costs because the supplier is linked directly with Brandless™ who delivers the goods directly to the consumer, for free (orders over $39 are shipped free, otherwise shipping is a flat rate of $6). Read more »


1-2-3 Gremolata

Gremolata is an Italian chopped garlic, herb and citrus blend that can be used to add zest and flavor to any number of dishes, but especially vegetables, including roasted potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, butternut squash, asparagus, brussels sprouts, and more. Read more »


Tessemae’s Salad Dressings

The story of how Tessemae’s Salad Dresssings came to be started with a mom of three boys who wouldn’t eat their vegetables – nothing unusual here except that the mom (Tessemae) convinced her sons to eat their veggies by flavoring them up with homemade salad dressings made with simple all natural ingredients: olive oil, lemon, garlic, mustard, sea salt, distilled vinegar, red peppers, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, date puree, red wine vinegar, worchestershire sauce, organic honey, and spices. The rest is history. The boys grew up, realized their mom made some pretty incredible salad dressings, and decided to start a company selling her fresh, delicious dressings and sauces. Read more »


Miyoko’s Kitchen: Vegan “Cheese”

A vegetarian lifestyle has always been a natural fit for me and the only two things that really hold me back from becoming a vegan is butter and cheese. Although infrequent, I do indulge in a Levain Chocolate Chip Cookie or a Salty Oats oatmeal cookie by Kayak Cookies – both of which are made with butter (and eggs). And, then there is cheese. A slice of Comte or Vermont Cheddar on a toasted bagel with lettuce, tomato, and red onion is my dream bagelwich and my go-to snack when I’m on the road and fresh out of energy bars. I can go to any bagel shop and get my fix. “Hold the meat, keep the cheese, and add the veggies” and I’m off and running. Read more »


Cacao Sweets and Treats on a “Sundae”

Sunday evenings usually signify the end of the weekend so what better way to end the day then with a sundae topped with Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge or Salted Caramel Sauce by Cacao Sweets & Treats? Two luscious and decadent sauces poured over ice cream are hard to beat with the most difficult decision being which sauce to choose:  the rich, dark chocolate hot fudge sauce or the creamy, silky caramel sauce with a hint of Himalayan pink salt? Both sauces will turn an ordinary Sunday into a scrumptious sundae. Read more »


Fruit Vinegars by Mangé

For years, people have expounded on the health benefits of vinegar and although I was never able to bring myself to drink vinegar straight up, I often used vinegar to dress foods and make salad dressings. Balsamic vinegar has been front and center on my counter top but there’s a new vinegar that now warrants counter top space: Fruit Vinegars by Mangé. Different from balsamic, rice, apple cider, and white vinegar, Mangé fruit vinegars are smooth (really), slightly sweet vinegars that have been flavored with natural fresh fruits. Each vinegar is special in its own way and conducive to making sauces, marinades and dressings more flavorful. Read more »


The Simplicity of Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip made from chickpeas that have been cooked, pureed and then blended with tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and sometimes paprika. High in iron and vitamin B9 (folate) and also providing phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, hummus is a good source of protein and dietary fiber.  But, like any prepared food the nutritious value of hummus greatly depends on the ingredients used to make it. Read more »