Posts tagged sauces
Vegan Barbecue Series: Plant-Based Meatiness and Marinades

Last week, we helped you celebrate 4th of July weekend with some delicious vegan recipes from across the blogosphere, which you can check out here. We had delicious homemade vegan sausages, red, white and blue fruit tarts and bars, crispy no fry onion rings, yummy burgers, the works! It inspired me to create the series you're going to start enjoying today, all with a friend in mind: the barbecue.

I can't tell you how much we love barbecue season. Partly because as Venezuelans we both grew up with family barbecues every weekend. Carlos would go to his grandparent's house, which was also the house he grew up in, and his whole family would get together on Saturdays for some grilling. We don't have seasons back home, meaning this was a tradition held year round. Talk about a lot of barbecues.

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Spinach and Basil Oil Free Pesto

What is better than a big bowl of -anything really!- topped with a heaping dollop of fresh homemade pesto? If you read last week's post on how toppings helped me go vegan (with a super cute topping idea printable for your fridge!), you know I'm a fan of adding some fun into all my dishes. Pesto is definitely one of my go to sides or toppings for everything from pasta, pizza, baked sweet potatoes, veggie bowls, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, even salads! Pesto is one of those sauces that is bursting with flavor. The store-bought kind however is choc-full of oil, and even these large queantities of healthier oils like olive oil are not good for the body. I make my pesto by using natural whole food fats, which not only add creaminess and richness, but they have all the fiber and nutrients that are lost when you extract oils from their original sources. 

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Classic Mushroom Gravy

We're gearing up for the holidays, and in my opinion there's always one dish that needs to be present whenever you are cooking a big holiday meal, a classic old fashioned mushroom gravy. This is the vegan version of the gravy that was always served at my house growing up and it's the creamiest most delicious thing ever. It's a decadent treat as many classic gravies are, since we're relying on a traditional roux to make it (a mixture of fat and flour to thicken our sauce), but this recipe feeds a crowd, and it's the Holidays so you can splurge a little on the big day. I love how the ingredients are so simple and can be found anywhere. It's so yummy, especially poured over mashed potatoes or over your favorite holiday roasts. 

This reminds me, check out the yummy Christmas recipe section we've created for you! It includes our favorites for the Holidays from both our youtube channel and our online membership program.

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Whenever peanut butter is involved, I always know the result will be delicious. This creamy Thai peanut sauce is so easy to make, it's filled with Asian flavors and it's wonderful as a sauce, dip or even as a dressing by thinning it out with a little water.

We love serving it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, and especially for our tofu lettuce cups which are parte of our membership program. You can even drizzle it on top of your favorite sushi rolls! It's so good.

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