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Sauces & Dips

Beetroot Relish

Beetroot Relish

This is my first time making any sort of preserve. It’s much easier than I imagined. I know I said I might never cook beetroot again – now that I’ve found how good it is raw – but I made this at the end of […]

Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip

Beetroot and Butter Bean Dip

I made this earlier in week simply because I was looking for something pink to go with something green, just to have a dish with these colours in the Savoury Gluten-Free Bread post to celebrate abitmoreveg’s new look. This is not your typical beetroot and […]

Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa

Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa

Chips and salsa are something I always associate with summer. Even when the weather turns cold, as it has in the last couple of days, it’s such a simple sunny treat to have while you’re nicely curled up on the sofa. I’ve mentioned before that […]

Lemon Garlic Butter

Lemon Garlic Butter

This is just a quick one. I mentioned garlic lemon butter before and I’ve wanted to post it since then. It’s really simple. It usually is used for seafood dishes but it also tastes great in many vegetable dishes; as a dipping sauce for artichokes, […]

Aubergine Dip

Aubergine Dip

There is a Middle Eastern aubergine dip called Baba Ganoush. It’s known for it’s smoky flavour. This dip does not have a smoky flavour – and it doesn’t use tahini. It’s more of a paleo version of hummus – well, kind of. Roasted aubergine puréed […]

Sweet Tapenade

Sweet Tapenade

I should really call this Roasted Red Pepper, Sundried Tomatoes & Black Olive Tapenade as that is pretty much all it contains but it is so much sweeter than a proper black olive tapenade that I thought it best to call it as it is […]

Balti Curry Sauce

Balti Curry Sauce

This is one of the simplest sauces I’ve ever made. I found the recipe in a collection of small recipe books featuring recipes from different countries. This one is the from the Best of India booklet. I love it. It has virtually no fat but […]

Foolproof 4 Egg Food Mixer Mayonnaise

Foolproof 4 Egg Food Mixer Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is messy. It’s easy enough to make homemade mayonnaise in a food mixer but making it this way sometimes results in a very processed taste as well as a slightly rubbery texture. And sometimes, usually when I try making it with just 2 egg […]

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This recipe is a guideline only. It makes a very thick honey mustard dressing. If you prefer a thinner dressing, you could leave out the English mustard powder and/or increase the vinegar to oil ratio. I know this is just a salad dressing and it […]

Roasted Yellow Pepper Hummus

Roasted Yellow Pepper Hummus

Hummus is a creamy tasting dip that is a blend of pureed chickpeas, olive oil, lemon and garlic. The roasted yellow peppers in this hummus means it tastes a little sharper and sweeter than regular hummus. Probably it wont appeal to a true hummus fanatic […]