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Everything in the realm of sauces, spreads, butters, and more!

Ro-Tel Hummus

So you want to shove some extra vegetables down your gullet? Meet Ro-Tel Hummus! You two will get along famously, I know I did. I’ve been dipping, crunching, munching and spreading this stuff on everything this past weekend. I can promise you it tastes great with romaine lettuce, sauerkraut, carrots, pickles, broccoli, celery, toast, and …

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How to Make Vegetable Broth out of Juice Pulp

I’ve made a tall refreshing glass of vegetable juice, but what do I do with all that vegetable PULP?! In the past I’ve used the leftover juice pulp to make 2 types of flax crackers. (Veggie Flax Crisps & Savory Flax Crackers) Today I wanted to try something completely different so I made homemade vegetable broth. The pulp consisted …

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Carrot Cake Hummus

Dessert worthy hummus. Carrot cake hummus. Dreamt into reality to be the perfect snack. It has that hummus texture I love with just the right sweetness and spice to have you reaching for apples, graham crackers, celery, pita pockets, and more. I wanted this to be good—I mean—who wouldn’t when you spend enough time daydreaming …

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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter in the Blendtec and Food Processor

Are you curious about homemade peanut butter? Of course you are! I assure you that it is a million times better than store-bought, it can be creamy or chunky, and is oil and salt-free. Today I share how to make it in the Blendtec Twister Jar as well as a food processor. I’ve made homemade …

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How to Make Food Processor Sesame Seed Butter (Tahini)

Not too long ago I shared a beautiful post on how to make sesame seed butter (tahini) in the Blendtec Twister Jar and today I wanted to add to that post by sharing the food processor method. Making it in the food processor may actually be my favorite way to make it. It does take a …

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How to Make Tamarind Paste and Using the Seeds

I’m back with a post I’ve held onto for a long time, how to make tamarind paste. I made this particular tamarind paste all the way back in April! Why didn’t I put it on FYS? Well let’s just say I’m not thrilled with the photos and I also didn’t get to make many dishes …

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How to Make Vanilla Extract

Hello friends! I’ve been holding onto this goodie for too long. It is time to share. Today we’re making homemade vanilla extract. Pure vanilla extract. Why would you make your own vanilla extract? Aren’t vanilla beans expensive? Vanilla beans are the second most expensive spice in the world, saffron being number one. But, making your …

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How to Make Raisins

Do you have grape vines growing around your house? Today’s DIY is perfect for you, Homemade Raisins. I am very lucky to forage so much of nature’s bounty from my very own backyard. A few Saturday’s ago it was lavender sachet bags.  I heartily recommend making raisins if you have grapes growing on your property or …

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Art and Cook Soak and Strain Bowls Plus Refrigerator Pickles

I am really excited about today’s brilliant idea! I can’t think of the last time I hunted down a kitchen item the way I hunted these. They are bowls with a silicone-like straining lip on the outer edge. That’s right rinse your veggies or fruit in the bowl and tilt the bowl to pour out …

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How to Make Homemade Sesame Seed Butter (Tahini)

Today is the day you’ll learn how to make super fresh, soft, ‘no reason to stir’ homemade sesame seed butter – aka tahini – aka sesame seed paste. It doesn’t matter what you want to call it, what matters is it’s tasty. So tasty. If you’ve been making your own nut and seed butters in …

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