Tomato Chutney

I love Indian food, but I’ve never really been interested in chutneys. I always imagined it would be too sweet for my tastes. I’d rather heat things up. During a trip we ducked into Whole Foods for sustenance. I had samosas and what I didn’t realize was chutney as a dipping sauce. Amazing. I was […]

Pad Thai Project

** Please now go to the “personal discovery of Pad Thai & Pad Thai Sauce” **Please check out the even more updated and simplified recipe. I did three versions of pad thai this past weekend. The first version is the definite winner. Again, I started getting too far away from original ratios and it lost […]

Tomato Goodness

This is the latest addiction in our household. It’s a “tomato vinaigrette” from this month’s Bon Appetit. Oh… holy… yum. We had it the first night with a baguette. Then we had it again the next night. Now I think I’ve eaten it every day this week in some form or fashion…topping for white beans, […]

Peanut Sauce

Yet another peanut sauce! I really like the thinner consistency of this one. The little guy used it as a dip. I have plans to use it as a sandwich spread. It’s all purpose and delicious. Print Peanut Sauce Author: Next Good Meal   Ingredients 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter ¼ cup rice wine vinegar […]

Basic Tomato Sauce

Print Basic Tomato Sauce   Ingredients 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 sprigs basil salt to taste 1 TB olive oil Instructions Combine all ingredients in food processor. (start with garlic alone if mincing in food processor) Whiz until smooth. 3.2.1215 This time I used one can […]

Pad Thai Sauce

**Please check out a new and improved pad thai sauce recipe here. (simplified and vegan) This is my favorite version so far, slightly less acidic than the last one. Print Pad Thai Sauce   Ingredients 4 oz lime juice 3.5 oz fish sauce 3 TB brown sugar ¼ cup water 2 oz soy sauce (low […]

Peanut Sauce Dipper

Print Peanut Sauce Dipper   Ingredients 1 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter ½ cup low sodium soy sauce ½ cup lime juice ¼ cup ketchup ¼ cup water 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp brown sugar Instructions Combine all ingredients in food processor. Whiz until smooth. 3.2.1215 This fits nicely back into a 16 oz […]