No, we didn’t adopt a child, but I did adopt a blogger recipe of sorts. I’ll get to that in a minute. I read blogs in my “spare” time. I don’t have a lot of that so-called, ever-coveted, spare time, but when I have a few minutes here & there, I read blogs. I use Google Reader to manage my blog subscriptions so that I can easily access them on my computer or phone. There are times in life when we have to wait – whether it is at a doctor’s office, for laundry to finish, for hockey practice to end, or for that watched pot to boil. So, I strongly believe in multi-tasking to fill that time. I read all different kind of blogs. They may be written by friends of mine or by strangers who have become friends. They may be about gluten-free cooking & baking, Celiac Disease, healthy living or running.
One blog I have been following for a little over a year or so is Peas and Thank You. Mama Pea isn’t gluten-free, but vegan. She makes most of her food from scratch at home and everything she makes sounds so darn good! I had to try her Mmmm Sauce after I began to see numerous bloggers trying it and putting it on everything!
The ingredients seemed simple enough and I had most of them on hand:
- 1/4 c. canola oil (or oil of your choice)
- 1/4 c. almonds
- 1/3 c. water
- 1/4 c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 c. nutritional yeast
- 2 1/2 T. lemon juice
- 1 t. minced garlic
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3/4 t. curry powder
- 1/2 t. dried oregano
- 1/2 t. dried cilantro*
Click here to see the instructions. I made a small change – I didn’t have dried cilantro, but fresh, so that is what I used. I probably used about 1-2 TBSP. It is best to taste as you go along (less is always better) if you choose to go this route, as too much cilantro can be a bad thing.
After I processed in my food processor, I chilled the sauce overnight. Then I got to brainstorming what I could drizzle it on. I tried it first right out of the bowl and am surprised I didn’t sit down on the couch with a spoon. It.Was.That.Good. Funny thing is that I would have never dreamed of combining all of those things together to make a sauce. I drizzled over my huge lunch salad that had roasted beets, chickpeas, goat cheese, greens & such. Phenomenal. Dinner rolled around and I didn’t go with my planned menu item because I was the only one eating at the time AND I wanted to plan my meal around the Mmmm Sauce, not what was in my fridge or on my menu plan. I ended up with another large salad, but this time instead of using the sauce as a dressing, I used it as a spread on my Food for Life GF English Muffin.
I could go on & on about how good this combo tasted. I love these muffins, but the Mmmm Sauce makes them even better, if you can believe that! I seriously considered having another one after I finished this one and my huge salad. Only problem was that I was stuffed! LOL!
Some other ways I plan on using my sauce:
- Sunshine burger’s “special sauce”
- In a roasted veggie wrap
- Fried eggs or omelet
- Pizza sauce on Udi’s crust topped with spinach & tomatoes
- And probably much to Mama Pea’s chagrin, on chicken (sorry – but it is THAT good!)
If you end up trying this sauce, please share in the comments below & tell me how you used it!