Sauces
Cilantro and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Cilantro and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

PREP: 10 minutes | COOK: 0 minutes | YIELD: 1 cup This versatile sauce can be used in a variety of ways and can be made out of any number of ingredient combinations. I've branched out to combine cilantro (one of my favorite herbs) with pumpkin seeds (which are...

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TEMPEH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

TEMPEH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

Crumbled tempeh adds meaty texture to this classic pasta sauce that’s ready in under 30 minutes and freezes beautifully.YIELD: 6 SERVINGS8 oz. whole-grain tempeh2 Tbs. olive oil1 medium onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 Tbs. soy sauce or tamari1 28-oz. can...

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ROMESCO SAUCE

ROMESCO SAUCE

This garlicky Spanish sauce is delicious over baked potatoes, veggie burgers, and roasted vegetables. You can also use it as an appetizer dip or a sandwich spread.YIELD: MAKES 2 CUPS1 large dried ancho chile2 Tbs. olive oil, divided½ cup chopped red onion1 tsp. sweet...

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RICH & CREAMY CASHEW CHEESE

RICH & CREAMY CASHEW CHEESE

This easy, spreadable, nut cheese is great on its own and can be flavored to your tastes. Try blending in ½ cup chopped parsley and chives; 2 Tbs. diced chipotles in adobo sauce; or 2 tsp. dried herbs (oregano, basil, tarragon) in the food processor after the base...

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INDONESIAN PEANUT SAUCE

INDONESIAN PEANUT SAUCE

Toss this sauce with noodles, or serve as a dip for grilled tofu or tempeh skewers or fresh vegetables—you can even thin it with water for a salad dressing. The sauce will keep up to a week in the fridge.YIELD: MAKES 1½ CUPS2 tsp. peanut oil1 large shallot, minced (¼...

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Tempeh with coconut-peanut sauce

Tempeh with coconut-peanut sauce

serves 4 The sauce is so yummy, you may want to eat it with a spoon, but save some for the tempeh. This is wonderful served over basmati or jasmine rice. The sauce is also good over tofu or vegetable patties or tossed with noodles. 1 (12-ounce) package tempeh, cut...

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Fast and fresh spinach-edamame dip

Fast and fresh spinach-edamame dip

makes about 1½ cups This is a great way to combine two ready-to-use produce staples—fresh baby spinach and fresh or frozen shelled edamame. Serve with raw vegetable dippers or your favorite crackers. 1 cup fresh or frozen shelled edamame 1 (10-ounce) package fresh...

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Harissa-spiced white bean dip

Harissa-spiced white bean dip

makes about 1½ cups Don’t let its mild-mannered appearance fool you—this bean dip is one hot number thanks to the addition of fiery harissa (page 176), a Tunisian sauce made with hot chiles, garlic, and spices. For a tamer version, omit or cut back on the harissa...

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Raspberry Vinegar

Raspberry Vinegar

This vinegar has a fruity nuance which is delightful on salads, such as Mango and Avocado Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette. MAKES 2 CUPS 2 cups white wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar 1 cup raspberries In a medium saucepan combine the vinegar and raspberries and...

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Winter Pesto

Winter Pesto

In the midst of winter many people regret not having had the foresight to freeze batches of pesto when fresh basil was in season; others self-indulgently used up their supply much faster than they expected. In either case, here is a recipe that will satisfy pesto...

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