This is a wonderful alternitive to real mayonnaise. I have been put on a strict diet and this saves the day! Makes a great salad dressing(I add a little honey), spread for sandwiches, or dip. Adapted from Raw and Living Foods.
This is popular in Spain, Mexico, Central America and the Southern USA.
A schmear is whipped cream cheese. The magic bullet recipe book suggests adding any of the following into the basic mix. Chive, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, Dill, red onion, scallions, basil or lox. I like this with some cranberry sauce mixed in - about 2 tbsp worth
This garlic butter is much better than any storebought. Vampires beware...it is a garlic lover's treat! Can easily be frozen in ice cube trays (make sure to plastic wrap the tray, or it will smell up your freezer) or ziplocks.
Tahina is one of my favorite foods, I use it as a salad dressing, I drag some pita through it, or spread it on bread as a great base for sandwiches. I have even been known to mix it into tuna fish salad.
I could eat an entire loaf of bread dipped in this tasty oil!! This is a versatile recipe, adjust the herbs and spices to your taste. This can be kept in the fridge for up to a month, bring it to room temperature and stir it before serving.
I have not tried this but it sounds good. The original recipe was called 'Herbed Ketchup' but I've always thought of ketchup as being tomato-based. They suggested serving this with polenta fries, but I'm sure there's a lot of things this would go well with. The fat content is high, but it's a healthy fat (I recommend always using cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil).
There is an Italian restaurant that my husband and I just happened upon. It's the real deal, owned and operated by an Italian family. My husband loved their Fettuccine Alfredo, the sauce was so thick you could eat it with a fork. The restaurant is a good ways from home and he had a craving for it, so I looked for a recipe that might work, I found several different ones and kind worked from each one til I found the right combination. It was just what he was looking for so he had me write it down so I wouldn't forget the next time I tried to fix it. I'm bad about that, coming up with a new recipe and not being able to remember it the next time. Thought I might share it. Thick and creamy!
A friend, who is allergic to garlic, liked to get a certain brand of ginger peanut sauce, because it was good, and because she could eat it without fear of dying; always a bonus. It could be hard to get, though, so I came up with a home-made version. I make this with either cashew butter or peanut butter; both are very good although I find the cashew version more digestible. Serve it over steamed veggies and rice, or baked fish or chicken.