Not-So-Fat Guacamole

Fat-free guacamole has been around in one form or another for a while. Most recipes taste good, but you can often tell they’re not made with avocados, the traditional primary ingredient. While I can’t promise that my recipe tastes just… Read more

No-Cheese Sauce

This low-fat sauce takes only takes about 5 minutes to put together. It may seem as though this recipe will not work in a blender, but with a little patience it does. If your onions are strong, blanch them in… Read more

Enchilada Sauce

This versatile red sauce is the one I use in our Tamale Pie and Potato Enchiladas. Keep some on hand in the fridge and I am certain you will find many other uses for it as well. From The Starch Solution… Read more

Bravo Tomato Sauce

The combination of fresh and packaged tomatoes gives this sauce the right flavor and consistency. If only fresh tomatoes are used, the sauce does not become thick enough. From Bravo! Health-Promoting Meals from The TruthNorth Kitchen Instructions: Put the Roma tomatoes… Read more

Cauliflower Bechamel

Cream sauces are used in many recipes from pastas to soups and stews, but most plant-based “cream” sauces, usually made from soy, leave something to be desired. This sauce, made from pureed cauliflower, is a great substitute for traditional cream… Read more

Thanksgiving Gravy thanksgiving

From The Happy Herbivore Instructions: Whisk nutritional yeast and flour together with plant-based milk and set aside. Line a large frying pan with a thin layer of water and cook onion and mushroom over high heat until the mushrooms start to soften… Read more

Spicy Cilantro Pesto

An appealing alternative to traditional basil pesto, this goes well with a variety of foods. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: Combine the cilantro, sunflower seeds (if using), jalapeño pepper, garlic, lime zest and juice, salt, tofu, and nutritional… Read more

Red Pepper Coriander Sauce

Keep roasted red peppers and silken tofu on hand and you can make this sauce in five minutes. Use it as a dip for fresh vegetables or toss it with your favorite cooked pasta. If you are not a fan… Read more


The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or a potato scramble, and will keep for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix until smooth. Notes: ⅓ cup apple juice may… Read more

Tofu Sour Cream

Use this healthy dairy alternative in any dish that calls for sour cream. Serve it with baked potatoes and fresh chives, with tacos or enchiladas, or with Mushroom Stroganoff. Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth… Read more

Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

This is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is great as a dip – you can also use it as tasty filling for a burrito or enchilada. Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. … Read more

Cajun Seasoning

Instructions: Mix to combine and store in an air-tight container. Good commercial substitutes for the seasoning are McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning from their gourmet collection and Badia’s Louisiana Cajun seasoning.

Mango Salsa

We use this tropical salsa in our Polenta with Black Beans and Mango Salsa, and it is also a great condiment for other Mexican-style dishes. For a snack, try rolling up a warm corn tortilla and using it to scoop… Read more

Spiked Sour Cream

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Chill until ready to serve.  

Sage Gravy

Good over greens, mashed potatoes, faux chicken—anything really. This is my latest go-to gravy. Instructions: Whisk all ingredients together in a medium pot, taking care to rub the sage between your fingers to break it down into smaller bits, especially… Read more

Berry Apple Relish thanksgiving

Mix ingredients in large bowl until well-combined. *Original recipe by Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT