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The secret is in the sauce

Everyone enjoys going out to restaurants and eating food prepared by someone else. Why? It is the flavor and variety; the different sauces that make restaurants better than our own meals. With a small investment, we could create our own special sauces and have the convenience of being at home and know what is in our food. Ideally, creating your own sauces with quality ingredients is a great way to get better nutrition and enjoy yourself at the same time. Below are recipes for sauces prized for their nutrition, flavor and ease of mixing. They should be consumed within a day or two of making them, because they are free of preservatives. Use a glass jar with a lid, or a jelly jar will work just fine to mix and store your tasty new sauce.

Hot Alba can be made with any mayonnaise, horseradish and lemon juice. Begin with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of horseradish, with a little lemon juice according to taste. This will compliment a sandwich of ham, beef or turkey. Add one additional ingredient to Hot Alba and you have a sauce that is spicy and cheesy at the same time. Pick up Nutritional Yeast at a health food store, it is worth it because it is loaded with B vitamins. Vitamin B is one of the first nutrients to be used up under stress. Nutritional yeast is an inexpensive way to replenish your B vitamins. Add 1 or two tablespoons of nutritional yeast to your Hot Alba sauce and you’ll have something to put on asparagus, broccoli or cauliflower and you do not want to cook it. There is one more very nutritious item you could pick up at the health food store and that is called Miso.

Hot Alba

2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

1 teaspoon horseradish

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Veggie Sauce Hot or Cold

2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

1 teaspoon horseradish

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 Tbsp. of Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Miso is a very thick dollop of flavor on its own, and when combined with vinegar, peanut butter and maple syrup you will have a wonder oriental style salad dressing. Miso is traditionally made from fermented soybeans, but there are other varieties as well. It tastes salty, so use sparingly. You can use it as a base for soup or salad dressings. You do not have to make a big batch of any of these sauces, it is better if you only make enough for your meal. Keep these ingredients handy and you will find yourself happily munching on fresh vegetables and homemade sandwiches. The secret is in the sauce!

Oriental Style Dressing

2 Tablespoons Miso

1 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

2 tsp. Maple syrup or stevia

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