Dressings, Condiments, & Sauces

Special sauces, piquant enhancements, and flavourful finishing touches.

Raw Vegan Hard Shell Tacos

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Raw Vegan Hard Shell Tacos

Happy Earth Week & a very warm WELCOME to the bevy of new subscribers who have recently found their way to this simple wee blog via Lorax Community events & related US Veg Week/Veg Pledge promotional activities! ❤ For me it’s difficult to believe that April is nearly over, and that we’ve already made it through an entire season of fasting, feasting, and (in the case of many, including myself) related spiritual reflection. After having failed (and how!) at my attempt to give up swearing for...

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Simple Sun Energy: Living Sunflower Seed Ranch

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Simple Sun Energy: Living Sunflower Seed Ranch

A multitude of beings on Earth are completely enamoured with the sun, and many of us (myself included) have a tendency to become a bit overexcited by the mere thought of this amazing source of pure light and energy. Anyone who has been acquainted with me for long enough generally knows me as an avid sun worshipper (though I may very well put equal energy into the moon), which happens to ring true for various reasons. Firstly, what’s NOT to get excited about when it comes to our very best source for warmth,...

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Raw Vegan “Butter”

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Raw Vegan “Butter”

This raw/vegan “butter”/margarine recipe is not only quick and easy, but also free of palm & hydrogenated oils. The base is comprised of one of the healthiest (and most delicious) fats available: a very mildly flavoured, raw, unrefined coconut oil. Despite having been unable to eat any of my own experiments over the past few weeks (I have been fasting & juicing only), my “taster” assured me that this particular batch was divine and tasted “very much like salted butter.”...

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Hempseed Mayonnaise

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Hempseed Mayonnaise

“Mayonnaise” made from hulled hemp seeds started off as an experiment, and has since evolved into one of my most highly praised and requested specialty condiment formulations. It’s one of my elementary menu items for teaching in workshops which I also enjoy using in various dishes on occasion. This simple blend is rich in protein and valuable omega fatty acids, whilst adding a creamy consistency to every dish blessed with its presence. It works exceptionally well in mock tuna salad, and also...

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Avocado Pesto

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Avocado Pesto

After 30+ days into my Lenten fast from tree nuts, I’ve found myself simplifying meal preparation by using fewer ingredients requiring of less processing. Thanks to my absolute favourite farm-direct source for fresh fruit (via Lorax Community’s weekly food cooperative) I found myself with MANY avocados on my hands – many of them ripening simultaneously! As such, I felt it wise to use several at once in various new ways and so… Avocado pesto was created. Ingredients 2 ripe avocados (skinned...

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Courgette “Pasta” w/ Raw Almond Alfredo Sauce

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Courgette “Pasta” w/ Raw Almond Alfredo Sauce

This dish is quite simple, yet heavy, rich, garlicky & very satisfying. The most arduous, time consuming element of the entire recipe is the soaking of the almonds, so please remember to pre-soak your almonds for 24 hours and set aside enough time for peeling the outer skins. Alternately, one could pre-soak & peel almonds in advance to store in refrigerator, but be sure to keep them immersed in clean water to preserve freshness. They should keep for around 3 days this way, but I would not recommend...

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