Sauces and Dressings

Cashew Cream: Sweet or Sour

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Prep Notes:

<br />Soaking Time: 2 hours

Cooking Time:

0 minutes

Yields:

10 people

Ingredients:

Sweet:

1 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup rice or soy milk

1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons maple syrup

Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Sour:

1 cup raw cashews

juice of 1 lemon

1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

a pinches sea salt

Directions:

  • Soak cashews in water for 2 hours.
  • Drain and add to a blender or food processor with all other ingredients.
  • Blend until well combined.
  • Taste and adjust as necessary.

Notes:

  • Use the sweet cream on top of puddings or mashed yams.
  • Use the sour cream in the place of regular sour cream.

Golden Gravy

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

15 minutes

Yields:

4 people

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 cup vegetable stock

3 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons whole wheat or potato flour

2 ounces ghee

Sea salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  • In a skillet, sauté the onion in the olive oil until brown.
  • Add the ghee and lower heat.
  • As the ghee melts, add the flour, stirring constantly to keep it from burning.
  • After the flour browns, add vegetable stock until gravy thickens.

Pumpkin Seed Dressing

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

0 minutes

Yields:

4 people

Ingredients:

1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

3 tablespoons scallions

2 teaspoons umeboshi paste

1/2 cup water

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until creamy.

Notes:

  • Serve over steamed vegetables, salad, or noodles.

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