Sunday, February 19, 2012

Easiest, Yummiest, Healthiest Bar-b-que Sauce Recipe

This is so fast and always a hit at my house. I don't think there's an easier recipe for BBQ sauce than this one! Plus, no white sugar if you're careful with the tomato paste you buy (I make sure the tomato paste I buy is 100% tomato, you really have to check the ingredients).

Sooooooo simple:

1/3 part tomato paste
1/3 part tamari (or soy sauce)
1/3 part selon (date honey) or other sweetener (like maple syrup or agave)

Stir it together well and brush or drizzle over your meat or fish.  This will keep well in your fridge for days. If you're not going to use the whole batch you make remember to be careful about keeping any sauce "clean." By that I mean don't re-dip your brush or spoon into the sauce once it's been used on raw meat, chicken, or fish.

You can make this in a small quantity of 1/3 cup each. Or, if you're having a big bash or want to have some ready in the freezer by making portions, you can just up the measure to a cup or more, what ever will serve  your needs.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Green Potatoes

Do your potatoes ever turn green on you? It really bugged me that my potatoes sometimes turn green so I looked it up. I thought maybe there was something unnatural going on. Turns out, it's very natural! Potatoes turn green when they are exposed to light! That is the chlorophyll that is developing. BUT, it's NOT a healthy chlorophyll. It's got a chemical that is not good for you. So, don't eat the green. Cut it all out of the potato.

So, if you're not going to prepare your potatoes right away, keep them out of the light. If you can, store them in a dry, dark place, that's the best. 

At my house, I'm afraid that if they're not in my veggie basket I might forget about them and then they'd rot. So my big idea is to keep them in their same place only to cover them with a thick, dark dish towel.

Thanks so much to zabmo and for the perfect photo!