Roasted Cauliflower Crema

Roasted Cauliflower Crema/

This is my go-to sauce or dip, when I want a little creaminess to go a long way. It’s has a subtle flavor with a big finish, depending how you play up the cayenne. Try it with veggies, as a sandwich spread or over pasta. You will not be disappointed. Continue reading


Date Paste


½ cup of dates, pitted

1 cup of water (or more as needed)


  • Soak the fruit for 1-2 hours. If you start with very soft dates, you may only need to soak for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Drain off the water and add to a high speed blender.
  • Add just enough water to help blend the dates. Start on low to break up the fruit and then increase speed.


 This mixture will keep for over a week in the refrigerator. Alternatively, it can be frozen for several months. It will not freeze solid, which makes it great for scooping out just what you need.

Other fruit like dried mango or apricot make a great fruit paste as well.

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Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam/

I admit it, this recipe happened by accident. I was roasting some grape tomatoes for an appetizer, and kind of forgot about them. When I remembered, they looked quite dark and soft and juicy.  Not only had I roasted them longer than I intended, I had also used a bit too much balsamic vinegar. Not a problem! Make tomato jam instead. This jam gives a nice balance to savory dishes instead of ketchup, and it’s been praised by plant-based eaters and omnivores alike! Continue reading