Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Make It From Scratch

Some things are just so much better made from scratch!  Some ideas to try...


Simple and delicious: Chop 5-6 Roma tomatoes,1 small onion and 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro. Mince 2 seeded Serrano or Jalapeño peppers and 1 clove of garlic. Add 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice and salt and peper to taste. Mix everything together and let sit overnight for flavors to meld.



Ditch the chemicals!  Lots of ideas for homemade coffee creamers HERE.


All purpose stir fry sauce

Vegan Pesto
  • 2cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 1/2cup walnuts or pine nuts
  • 1 to 2cloves garlic, roughly chopped (to taste)
  • 1/2cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3tablespoons nutritional yeast
  1. Place the basil, walnuts or pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Pulse to combine, until the mixture is coarsely ground.
  2. Turn the motor on and drizzle the olive oil in a thin stream. Add the sea salt, pepper, lemon, and nutritional yeast, and pulse a few more times to combine.
Hummus
1 29 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
1/3 C. tahini
juice of one lemon
zest of 1/2 lemon
up to 1/3 C. water (start with less and add a bit more if you need to thin it out)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil + more for drizzling on top
3/4 t. salt
a bit of black pepper
1/4 t. cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
sprinkling of crushed red pepper flakes
toasted or grilled pita bread or assorted veggies for serving
Combine the ingredients up to the garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl and drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle with some crushed red pepper.
Happy creating!  xoxoMary

1 comment:

Carol said...

Yum!! I used to make my own salsa a lot - must get back in the swing of things once the roma tomatoes come in this year.Thanks for the inspiration, Sisters!