Savory Sauces

Thaimeric Tomato Sauce

Sometimes the best ideas come from lack. Or apparent lack. We are going to be away from home for a while and we are using up what we have left in the refrigerator and pantry. We make a lot of sauces from nuts, seeds and nut and seed butters. We were out of everything. I…

Creamy Pesto, Oil-Free

I love the flavor of basil and garlic blended today. But pesto has so much oil! Our Pesto recipe uses creamy cashews and no oil. It’s rich and delicious. Ingredients 4 cups loosely packed leaves of basil or arugula 3/4 cups cashews – soaked overnight, rinsed and drained 4-5 fresh garlic cloves 1/2 cup nutritional…

REAL-style Meatloaf Tomato Sauce

Use this quick sauce to top our REAL-style Meatloaf. It’s our version of Ketchup. 1 cups tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce 2 Tablespoons agave 2 Tablespoons mustard 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Mix ingredients in a sauce pan and bring…

Creamy Dijon Sauce (Dijonnaise)

Serve this luscious sauce with our Tournedos de Riz Sauvage. Ingredients Six to twelve black pepper corns 1 Tablespoon vegan butter (optional) 2 Tablespoons dried sage or parsley or a combination of both 1 cup cashew cream (not chilled, set out to get to room temperature) 1/4 cup boiling water 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard 1…

Chipotle Sauce

This is a special sauce that goes great with burgers, over whole grains or vegetables. 3/4 cup raw whole cashews 1 roasted red pepper, diced 1 clove garlic 2 chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce, rinsed 2 Tablespoons Apricot Butter or other light, unsweetened, colored jam ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon onion powder…

Creamy Kale Pesto

This no-oil pesto is a powerfully nutritious sauce packed with superfoods: Kale, Walnuts, Garlic. And it’s as delicious as it is nutritious. This is a new must-have all the time sauce in our house. Serve on everything! More please! 2 cups loosely packed kale leaves 3/4 cups walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 cup unsweetened…

Quick Cashew Cheese Sauce

This light frothy sauce is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. With a high-powered blender like a Vitamix the cashews do not need to be soaked in advance. A regular blender can be used but then the cashews must be soaked in water for at least 4 hours to soften them first. Soaked cashews…

Cashew Cheese Fondue

This is a gooey good, flavorful, cheesy, creamy rich sauce that is great with just about anything. 2 cups whole raw cashews 2 cups beer (optional) 2 cups water (if you omit the beer use 4 cups water) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup millet flour 1 whole roasted red bell pepper 2 dried red…

Spicy Aioli

Try this spicy aioli on top of vegetable maki, or anything that needs a rich spicy kick of flavor. 4 ounces (1/3 box) organic silken tofu 1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil 1 small organic Yukon Gold Potato with skin (peel skin if not organic) 2 cloves garlic 1/4 slice Roma tomato (no seeds)…

Sunny Pesto Paste

I love when Gary makes Pesto and this might be the most delicious and versatile version he has come up. It’s a thick paste that can be used to flavor soup, or thinned to be used as a sauce on pasta, whole grains or veggies. It’s made with sunflower seeds instead of the traditional pines…

Easy Cheesy Sauce

The sauce goes great over vegetables, pasta, whole grains, potatoes, anything! It makes a yummy creamed spinach or a fast Mac N Cheese. 1 cup unsweetened non dairy milk 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon miso (We use a chickpea-based miso from South River that is gluten-free and soy-free.) Mix together the nondairy milk and…

Spicy Marinara Sauce

Add a little kick to your marinara with this recipe. WATCH Gary De Mattei make this Spicy Marinara in the TRANSITION KITCHEN. 2 Tablespoons olive oil, optional 1 onion chopped (about a cup and a quarter of chopped onions) 1 bunch of Italian flat parsley leaves (no stems) chopped (about a half a cup) 1…

Winter Salsa, Version II

When fresh chili peppers are not available because it’s snowing and we just have to have homemade hot salsa to mix with our homemade vegan mozzarella to make homemade vegan Baked Queso, this is what we do. If you are in an area of the world where fresh peppers are available year round then seed…

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is the perfect kitchen staple to have on hand for adding to soups, sauces, dressings or as a substitute for butter on bread. Try blending a few cloves with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar for one of the best oil free salad dressings you’ll ever eat. Vampires won’t even be able to resist.…

Cashew Cream Buerre Blanc

  1/2 of white wine (rosé wine will make the sauce blush as in above photo – lovely for Valentine’s Day) Juice of one lemon 1 tablespoon finely diced onion or one shallot 1/2 cup of Cashew Cream 2 tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper   Heat a medium saucepan over…

Quick No Tears Sriracha Sauce

  Quick No Tears Sriracha Sauce, all the flavor, none of the tears or artificial ingredients. It’s all spice and everything hot and nice.   2 Tablespoons organic dark roast chili powder 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon water 1 Tablespoon organic agave nectar 2 teaspoons organic red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons organic…

Cashew Cream for savory dishes and sauces.

This Cashew Cream can be used in place of dairy heavy cream for savory dishes and sauces.   2 cups raw cashews water for soaking 4 cups water for blending   1. Rinse cashews. 2. Place in a large jar, cover with water, double the volume of the cashews, about 4 cups. Cover and let…

Baked Queso Dip

This makes a really great party dip or something to spread on tortillas or as a fondue with vegetables and cubes of baked tofu or some of our tempeh bacon and scallions on top of a potato…if it makes it that far because you’re probably just going to eat it right out of the baking…

Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

Here’s our REAL Vegan Hollandaise Sauce to top our No-Eggs Benedict Arnold, as seen in the Transition Kitchen. 1 cup of REAL Vegan Mayonnaise or any vegan mayo product 1/4 cup of vegan butter (Earth Balance) 
2 teaspoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads or 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon of a teaspoon cayenne pepper…

Seed Caesar Dressing

Once refrigerated this wonderful salad dressing thickens to a mayo-like consistency and also works well as a vegetable dip and/or a sandwich spread. We recommend using organic ingredients 1 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds (sunflower seeds may be used as well) 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar or other vinegar (different vinegars…