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The Sauce that goes on EVERYTHING: guest post by Olivia Wagner

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I am so lucky to introduce guest blogger and passionate fellow vegetarian dietitian, Olivia Wagner of Chicago. We both belong to a local meet-up and are active in Vegetarian nutrition and Integrative Functional Health Groups. She was telling me about the sauce she makes that goes on everything from salad to veggies, as a marinade and as a dip. I told her I really need an easy “everything” sauce like this and thought all readers may enjoy it as well. She was generous to share it – see her guest post below. Thanks Olivia!

Let me introduce you to an item I just can’t do without- “Everything” Sauce.

I can honestly tell you that at any given time you will find a mason jar of some variation of Everything Sauce sitting in my refrigerator.  What IS Everything Sauce and why has it become such a staple in my weekly food prep?  With a combination of tahini, garlic, citrus and ingredients from nutritional yeast to chipotle chilies, Everything Sauce has become my go-to addition to incorporate a variety of flavors, healthy fat, and a luscious texture to ANY dish I choose to make throughout the week. Whether it be salad, a protein bowl, cooked grains, or a simple protein, I have found over time that some version of Everything Sauce is making it on to my plate.  Why?  Because it is SO simple and honestly fool proof for delivering fantastic flavor!

The basic formula:

3 Tablespoons Tahini

2-4 Tablespoons citrus juice

1 small clove of garlic

2-4 Tablespoons filtered water or raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

+ flavorings of choice! (Seriously, if you are craving it?  Throw it in the blender)

One of my favorite variations? Using the sauce as a dipper.. and sauce.. and drink? (yes it’s that good) for a nourishing Asian bowl made up of raw veggies, zucchini noodles, edamame or lentils, pickled ginger, raw and toasted nori, black rice, and toasted sesame seeds.

Give a few of these other flavor combinations a try for more variation!

  • Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast, lemon (zest and juice), and black pepper kernels.
  • Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast + sundried tomato (soaked) + cherry tomatoes.
  • Basic formula + basil (or your favorite fresh herb) + orange, lemon or lime juice, Himalayan sea salt.
  • Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast, chipotle canned in adobo, cayenne pepper, and lime.
  • Basic formula (without garlic) + honey +lemon juice + orange zest + Himalayan sea salt.

I hope you enjoy the many opportunities to experience the nourishing power and enjoy the versatile velvety goodness of Everything Sauce!

Olivia Wagner MS, RDN, LDN

indexOlivia Wagner is a Chicago based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Certified Health Coach. Olivia passionately believes health is a positive vitality-NOT just the absence of disease.  She has a knack for developing easy-to-prepare, flavor rich, wholesome recipes with the power to guide healing from the inside out.  She takes an integrative, food as medicine, approach to coaching each of her clients emphasizing mindfulness and the power of plant-focused nutrition to achieve holistic health. Olivia’s favorite things to cook with?  Fresh herbs, healing spices, nuts and seeds, vibrant and seasonal vegetables, and citrus!  Follow Olivia on Instagram @Livnourished, where she strives to help others nourish their mind, body, and soul- everyday.

 

Spicy Miso Lime Dipping Sauce

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Servings: 4
Author: Ginger Hultin

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons tahini raw
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso
  • 1 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar unseasoned
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoons tamari
  • 1/3 inch ginger root peeled (~1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoons Himalayan sea salt
  • 2-4 Tablespoons filtered water

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Blend starting with 2 Tablespoons of water, adding more until desired consistency is met. (Note: the dressing will thicken as it is refrigerated).
  • Enjoy as a dipper for your favorite vegetables or veggie sushi or as a sauce for zucchini noodles, a grain and bean bowl, or a collard green wrap!

Notes

One of my favorite variations? Using the sauce as a dipper.. and sauce.. and drink? (yes it’s that good) for a nourishing Asian bowl made up of raw veggies, zucchini noodles, edamame or lentils, pickled ginger, raw and toasted nori, black rice, and toasted sesame seeds.
Give a few of these other flavor combinations a try for more variation!
Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast, lemon (zest and juice), and black pepper kernels.
Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast + sundried tomato (soaked) + cherry tomatoes.
Basic formula + basil (or your favorite fresh herb) + orange, lemon or lime juice, Himalayan sea salt.
Basic formula + apple cider vinegar+ nutritional yeast, chipotle canned in adobo, cayenne pepper, and lime.
Basic formula (without garlic) + honey +lemon juice + orange zest + Himalayan sea salt.
I hope you enjoy the many opportunities to experience the nourishing power and enjoy the versatile velvety goodness of Everything Sauce!

 

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