More Vegan Sauciness
Last week, I made quite a collection of sauces from The Saucy Vegetarian, and since I didn’t blog about all of them, I thought I’d mention the other few. The best sauce was probably the Sweet n’ Smoky Vinaigrette (page 98), which I put on vegan meatball subs with Teese cheese sauce and sauteed mushrooms and onions, but I had a little issue with the photos. In fact, I actual recovered them once, saving them to a borrowed computer, and when my own computer was fixed, forgot to grab them off before clearing the files. Genius moment. Oh well! At least it’s just food and not some priceless toddler photos.
I served the Basil Red Pepper Sauce (page 66) mixed into rotini and sauteed red onions and yellow peppers. It was a nice, mild sauce, even with the little pinch of cayenne. The combination of the red pepper, tahini, and mustard, gave the sauce a brownish red creaminess, and it was thick, but pourable. Like all of the sauces in The Saucy Vegetarian, there was no cooking required and only a handful of ingredients in the recipe!
The Cashew Cheese Sauce (page 70), I mixed into a pot of bow tie pasta and chard, for a fun “mac and cheese”. Bow ties have always been my favorite pasta. Yes, I know they all taste the same, but it must just be the texture (or that I think they’re cute). This sauce was pretty good, especially for a vegan cheese sauce recipe that required no cooking, but the husband didn’t like it. He said he just wasn’t a fan of the flavor.
The last sauce may actual be the best, or a close tie for the missing photo vegan meatball sub sauce, Thai Hot and Sour Dressing (page 81). It was sweet, tangy, spicy, a little bit of everything! I served this sauce stirred into a pot of udon, topping it off with a few sliced scallions, and served the pasta with a side of maple roasted root vegetables, one of my autumn favorites. I would definitely make it again!
If you’re in desperate need of saucing up your everyday dishes, I highly recommend The Saucy Vegetarian. I’m fairly certain none of the recipe take over 5 minutes to prepare, and there’s something for everyone. And if the plethora of sauces isn’t enough for you, the author included a flavor guide for learning to throw together your own personalized sauces! Yum!
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