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Peanut Sauce with Tamarind paste, vegan
July 27, 2022, 10:32 pm
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I harvested eggplant, zucchini and okra from the garden and roasted them in the oven. I want to make a dipping sauce for them and decided on Peanut Sauce, John’s favorite. But I also wanted to use Tamarind paste and this is what I finally came up with.


  • 2 tsp of grated ginger
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 tsp  maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 2 TBSP Tamarind paste
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Pulse the garlic in a small food processor.
  2. Add ginger and pulse again
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  4. Use a silicon spatula to make sure everything is mixed well and pulse again.

Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing
July 12, 2022, 8:59 pm
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I am really enjoying learning to cook with cashews. And the results. I do use a Vitamix, which is a high speed blender, to make the dressing extra creamy and smooth..


  • 1.5 cups raw cashew
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 scant tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried dill


  1. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain. Put soaked cashews in blender
  2. Add the next 6  ingredients to the blender and mix on high speed for about one minute.
  3. Add the dill and pulse once or twice.
  4. It is ready to use but will thicken in the fridge.

Garlic Roasted Okra, vegan
July 11, 2022, 8:34 pm
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I have a plethora of okra in my garden. I have pickled 4 pint jars and made a favorite Indian recipe 3x. . Here is a roasted one that my partner really enjoyed. Something different than my usual.


  • 1 lb. okra
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 TBSP olive oil
  1. Trim the stems and the pointy parts at the bottoms from the washed and dried okra
  2. Cut them into 1/2″ pieces
  3. Mix together the spices and salt.
  4. Mix the spices and sprinkle over the okra. Add the olive oil and mix well.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put the okra on it in a single layer
  6. Bake the okra for 15 minutes in a preheated oven (450 degrees F).
  7. Serve hot, but  also good cold from the refrigerator the next day