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Light and Fluffy Jalapeño Sauce (YUM!)

What do you do when you have 6 jalapeños and you want to use them all at once?

You make Jalapeño Sauce!

Yeah, I sure did!

It was ready in about 15 minutes.

And, more importantly:

It was delicious!

It’s full of flavor, not too spicy AT ALL.. and, dare I say, this sauce is light and fluffy?

It sure is! That’s thanks to the immersion blender used to bring it all together.

Seriously, this sauce is the bomb. I couldn’t get enough, and even the children loved it – including Legendary Khalifah who doesn’t like spicy foods.

In addition to all of the taste benefits, it’s also easy to put together because of the simple ingredients. It’s about 6 ingredients!

I don’t have many pictures but I can tell you how I made it!

The official ingredients are:

  • 6 jalapeños, chopped round – seeds and all
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt (use less if your using regular white salt.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar

– First, you want to chop the jalapeños and onion and then boil them together in a pot for about 10 minutes (until they get soft) then drain them.

– Next you’ll combine the olive oil, garlic, sugar, and salt.

– Then add the jalapeños and onions.

– You’ll want to use a container that is tall enough to keep the sauce organized as you immersion blend it.

– If you don’t have an immersion blender, I’m 100% sure that any blender will work.

– Next, Blend! Get it nice and smooth and creamy! The color will lighten up into a beautiful green.

– Lastly, you have my permission to eat this light and fluffy sauce with everything on your dinner plate.

Or breakfast plate.

Or lunch plate.

And did I mention that it’s also good with snack crackers?

I ate some with a cabbage fritter and it was delicious.

Seriously, stop reading this and go make this sauce! Everyone will thank you! 🙂

Is Quorn Good? (Product review!)

Quorn veggie food products are meal staples for lots of vegetarians. They now also have no-egg foods available so vegans can also get in on the action 🙂

There are over ten tasty products available by Quorn. I’m going to go over these four today and then update this post as I try the rest!

Quorn is definitely plant based as the key protein source used here is called Mycoprotein – a single-cell organism sort of like fungi. There are articles that suggest it’s a type of mold. One of the things that make this type of protein unique is the texture. The way the proteins grow make for a tender mouth-feel, as opposed to soy which had spun proteins that produce a distinct ‘chew’.

According to the food package, some people have adverse allergy-type reactions when they consume Mycoprotein.

In my house, we’re not allergic and we enjoy these products as a cool alternative to soy-based veggie burgers etc.

Being less familiar with their vegan foods, I couldn’t wait to try these spicy chik’n patties.

Upon tasting I found out that they are not very spicy. They also are a little dry, I needed extra ketchup. And they’re small in diameter as well.

Would I buy again? Sure, if I needed a chik’n product this were the only one available 🙂

Next, these grounds:

This is good for all types of things! We like tacos around here and this is what we commonly use for the “meat”.

Grounds are also tasty for hamburger helper type of meals as well as pasta and chili 🌶️ That reminds me, I make a great Chipotle chili! I should do that again soon hmmmm…

Now, what about these?

I recently tasted a stir-fry made with these and it was wonderful. The application for these are pretty universal, honestly. They’re great in pot pies and casseroles. Good for those times when meat eaters and vegans share a meal together.

Asian spices go really well too. Hellooo sweet chili oil!

Last up:

Yup, my plant-based son Legendary loves these. It’s nice to be able to give him a popular food that is not made with the popular crappy ingredients.

Good to go! I will update this post as need-be 🙂

Update: new packaging spotted!

Trying Graze Snacks

My son and I had the pleasure to try these snacks!

Snacks are always a good idea to have near. That’s extra true when you really try to eat healthy.

I first heard about Graze snacks as a subscription box service a couple of years ago (I think!).

However, I don’t have a subscription. I saw some of these snacks on sale at CVS Pharmacy. I bought one sweet flavor and one savory.

Today, my son, Legend, and I tried them!

First, we had the sweet:

These oat squares had the texture of a chewy granola bar. The cacao flavor really came through strongly! As well as the cranberry and vanilla.

I loved it! Legend didn’t enjoy it as much. I think that he likes his treats sweeter. Because these were not very sweet, which is one thing I really loved about it.

I think we saved the best for last – a crunchy snack mix:

Legend and I both wanted more of these! It was so good, pleasantly crunchy and crisp. Although, not very spicy, I would have enjoyed a little more peppery kick. However, the makers know what they’re doing, flavor-wise. I could eat a 2 pound bag of this mix! 🙂

Over all, yes these are good and highly recommended.

Check out this video of us trying them ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://youtu.be/AyjTbe_sgPU

Adventures in Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a diverse vegetable! The best ❤️ Here are some things I recently did with a head of cauliflower:

First I had some fun with it 🌍

Then I separated the florets because I wanted this photo to look this way but also because the cauliflower is getting the roasted treatment.

After this photo I processed it a little further and added to a casserole dish with ingredients:

If you like raw food, the cauliflower food above is ready to eat!

But I had other plans so I roasted in the oven until it cooked like this:

Soooo gooooood you can eat it just like this!

Or you can make into a pasta sauce like I did :

Sorry no pics of the process but for the sauce I blended the roasted cauliflower with almond milk, coconut oil, the spices used in the baked cauliflower, and non-dairy butter. Heat the milk and melt the butter with the other ingredients before combining.

The kale was sauteed well and the mushrooms were a very special treat that only I enjoyed because no one else really eats them. But if you like mushrooms, it’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This was a fun one! Wonder what’s next on the food adventure..