Sauces and Dressings

#EssentialRecipe => Miso Sauce

Ingredients:

-4 Tbsp miso

-4 Tbsp warm water or cashew milk

-2 Tbsp avocado oil

-1/4 Cup almond flour or regular flour

-3 Cups vegetable broth

-1 Tbsp soy sauce

-1 Tbsp nutritional yeast

-1/4 tsp black pepper

-1 tsp arrow root dissolved in 2 Tbsp water or cashew milk

-Sea salt

 

Method:

Whisk the miso and water until completely dissolved.

Heat the avocado oil in a large pot on medium low heat. 

Add the flour while whisking continually until a thick past forms.

Add the miso mixture slowly while continuing to whisk followed by the vegetable broth, soy sauce,...


#EssentialRecipe => Champagne Vinegar Salad Dressing

If Champagne Vinegar is not in your repertoire yet, you must add it right away. This delicious vinegar is crisp and delicate. It's my favorite base for most of my salad dressings. You can whip up this recipe in just two minutes.

Ingredients:

-1 Cup Champagne vinegar

-1 Cup olive oil

-1/2 Cup cashew yogurt or regular yogurt

-1 Tbsp dijon mustard

-1 Tbsp honey

-1 tsp pineapple or peach hot sauce (adjust to your spiciness preferences)

-1 tsp sea salt

 

Method:

Whisks all the ingredients together in to a bowl.

Serve on this...


#EssentialRecipe => Spring Onion Pesto

This is a different take on pesto and I can't get enough of it. The ingredients look like a Spring day in a blooming garden. Gorgeous and delicious.

Ingredients:

-6 Medium size spring onions

-1 Cup olive oil

-1/2 Avocado

-1/4 Cup plant based parmesan or regular parmesan

-1/2 Cup unsalted pistachios

-1/4 Cup parsley

-2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

-Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Method:

Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil.

Meanwhile prepare a large bowl of ice cold water. Keep it in...


#EssentialRecipe => Classic Velouté

The second French Mother Sauce is the Velouté. The word itself is derived from Velours/Velvet which is amazingly fitting for this silky and lush sauce. It's almost exactly like Béchamel, but chicken or fish gravy is used instead of milk. Jonny made the gravy the night before by putting the bones from our chicken supper into a pot of water. Added some garlic, onion, salt, pepper and let it simmer for the entire afternoon. And here is the method for the sauce:

Ingredients:

-3 Tbsp butter

-3 Tbsp flour

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#EssentialRecipe => Classic Béchamel

This year, I decided to finally master the 5 French Mother Sauces. Being French Canadian myself, means I at least know how to make the famous Béchamel. My mom made it all my life, but she didn't like the nutmeg and never added it. I myself love just a little hint of it. 

Béchamel is extremely simple to make and requires only five ingredients, but it does require patience. As soon as you try speeding up is when you will run into clumps. So take your time. With practice, you will learn how thick or thin to...