Savory Sauces

Cashew Cream Béchamel

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2 cups cashew cream 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 Tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg salt and pepper to taste Put all ingredients in a sauce pan and place on medium-high heat, bring to a boil; whisking occasionally; being careful not to burn. Lower the heat and simmer for a minute…

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Creamy Avocado White Bean Sauce

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Who needs dairy? We don’t! Not when there are avocados and white beans in the world. Move over Fettuccine Alfredo. This sauce is so rich and creamy – without any oil and no dairy! 1 can Navy Beans (15 oz.) 1 medium ripe Haas Avocado 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow…

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Hollandaise

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Hollandaise Sauce to top our No-Eggs Benedict Arnold. Vegan Hollandaise (quick version) 1 cup of Vegan Mayonaise 1/2 cup of melted vegan butter Juice of one lemon 1 teaspoon of turmeric dash of cayenne pepper Whisk together over a double boiler on low heat the lemon juice, mayonnaise and turmeric until warm (but not hot)…

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Winter Salsa

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After reading Tomatoland, we stay away from buying tomatoes that are not organic or are out of season. In the winter, we’ll make tomato salsa with organic, salt-free canned tomatoes. 1 can (15 ounce) diced or crushed salt-free, organic tomatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions juice from one lime 1/2…

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Pistou

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Swirl this puree of garlic, basil and oil into any vegetable soup for extra flavor. one bunch basil 4 cloves garlic 1/2 cup olive oil 1. Finely chop basil and garlic and place in a small bowl or jar. 2. Add 1/2 cup olive oil to the garlic and basil and blend ingredients together well.…

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Tempeh Marinade

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This marinade for tempeh is perfect for our REAL Crispy Southern Fried Tempeh. The Marinade 2 cups of vegetable stock 1 cup of dry white wine or vermouth (you may use non alcoholic wine or all vegetable stock if you prefer) 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon…

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Tofu Sour Cream

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This is my vegan version of sour cream. Other tofu sour cream recipes have oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. I like this simple version best. 1 package (12 oz) silken firm tofu 6 Tablespoons lemon juice 3 Tablespoons water Blend the tofu, water and lemon juice until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Tofu sour cream…

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Classic Italian Tomato Sauce

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Classic Italian Tomato Sauce, made with organic tomatoes, so flavorful, no salt or sugar is necessary. Great for all recipes that call for tomato sauce, including REAL’s Baked Eggplant. 1 large red onion 1 bottle of red or white wine or water (750ml or about 3 cups) 3 garlic cloves 1 bunch parsley 1 stalk…

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Tea-Smoked Barbecue Sauce

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This is an ideal barbecue sauce for our Marinated Tea-Smoked Tempeh Slabs, but you can use it for any dish where you want a sophisticated, ‘grown-up’ flavor – not too sweet, subtly spicy. 1 large onion 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 cup Red Wine 1 cup Strong Smoked Russian Caravan Black Tea (it has a…

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Tahini Dressing

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This is my favorite salad dressing and have it on salad almost every day. 2 tablespoons sesame tahini Water (about 1/4 cup) Juice of 1/2-1 lemon (to taste).  Put two tablespoons of tahini in a small bowl.  Slowly add in a little water at a time and beat with a fork.  Add more water until…

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Tahini Wasabi Sauce

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I tried to avoid using salt as much as possible. Instead of a soy sauce for dipping the maki, I created a tahini wasabi sauce 2 tablespoons sesame tahini 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon wasabi powder 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Put two tablespoons of tahini in a small bowl. Slowly add in a little…

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Spicy Peanut Sauce

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I love this sauce, sweet, spicy and peanutty.  The peanut sauces in restaurants are too sugary for my palette.  So I make this easy recipe just the way I like it. 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter (creamy or chunky) 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup 1…

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Picatta Sauce

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Here is a picatta sauce recipe you can make at home for a dinner party, a romantic dinner for two or any occasion and use with tofu, tempeh or seitan. 1/2 cup of Freshly Squeezed lemon juice 2 cups of White Wine and/or Vegetable Broth 1/4 cup of Capers 1/4 cup of Chopped Parsley 2…

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