recipes: sauce/staple

  • 2-Minute Hollandaise Sauce
    egg yolkwaterlemon juiceKosher saltbutterOptional: cayenne or hot sauce
  • Almond Milk Béchamel
    A gluten-free, dairy-free version of a classic roux-based white sauce. Delicious over roasted vegetables or used as a base thickener for sauces, gravies, or soups. Blanching almonds before making almond milk will produce a beautiful white sauce; for a rustic and quick variation, skins can be left on the almonds. avocado oilshallotssorghum flouralmond milkthymebay leafnutmeglemon juicesea saltblack pepper
  • Arrabbiata Sauce
    For parties and special occasions we'd veer away from the basic marinara sauce and do something different, like an arrabbiata sauce. This spicy version of the basic marinara sauce can add a lot of interest to pasta. (Arrabiata means angry in the case of a person, and in the case of a dog, mad.) We think that Dad liked to make the arrabbiata sauce just so he could ask Checka if she was arrabbiata. Of course, it's now Checka who wears the mantle of best arrabbiata sauce maker in the clan. olive oilgarlicsmall onionsmall hot pepperBasic Tomato Saucesaltfreshly ground black pepperItalian parsleyParmigiano-Reggiano
  • Balsamic Dijon Salad Dressing
    This is a simple go-to dressing for everyday needs. For a faster method, add all ingredients to a jar and shake to combine. Leftover dressing can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days. balsamic vinegarhoneyDijon mustardgarlicolive oilsaltblack pepper
  • Basic Tomato Sauce
    The secret of our sauce is to let it cook its way to a depth of flavor possible only with meatballs simmering in the pot. If you can make some time to prepare our basic sauce ahead of time, even freezing it, it's amazing how you can turn a weekday into the real Italian thing. You can get the sauce started in a large pot while you make the meatballs. Grandmom liked to sauté her meatballs before placing them in the pot; Mom just put them right in without frying. tomatoestomato pastewatergarlic saltfreshly ground black pepperolive oilItalian seasoningpork bonesalt
  • Basil Pesto
    In an aromatic sauce like pesto, a little goes a long way in terms of flavor and nutrient power. Vary the herb or nut to support different health conditions. For example, cilantro can be used to aid in chelating heavy metals and walnuts can be used for added omega-3 fats to combat inflammation. pine nutsbasilgarlicolive oilsea saltblack pepperlemon juice
  • Béarnaise
    Béarnaise is a luxurious sauce flavored with shallots and tarragon, which give it a tart edge. It elevates a grilled steak or roast beef from delicious to divine. dry white winewhite wine vinegarshallotcherviltarragonsea saltblack peppercornsegg yolksbuttercayenne
  • Bissy Lou's Tikka Ma-Sauce-A (Masala)
    This sauce is velvety smooth and soul satisfying. I like to serve it over brown rice and roasted cauliflower or chicken. Olive oilCoconut oilGinger-Garlic PasteSerrano peppersTomato pasteGaram masalaPaprikaRoma tomatoesKosher saltWaterCoconut creamFresh cilantro
  • Blood Orange Curd
    Sweetened with honey instead of refined sugar, this unconventional curd gets its sunny pink hue from the anthocyanins in blood oranges. Antioxidant-rich, these citrus beauties lend a sweet flavor to the creamy curd. Delicious as a filling for buckwheat crepes, or serve a dollop over fresh fruit. unsalted butterhoneyeggsegg yolksblood orange juiceblood orange zest
  • Butternut Squash Purée
    Butternut SquashCreamCooking LiquidSugarButterSalt