In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
Serve as a dipping sauce for french fries, appetizers or as a sandwich spread.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Hack: Make this sauce your own by adding more hot sauce, substituting barbecue sauce for the ketchup, using a different mustard (brown or dijon, for example), or adding horseradish or Worcestershire sauce!
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Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and dried Thai pepper..
As soon as garlic sizzles (don’t let it brown) pour in tomatoes and water. Add salt, basil and sugar.
Turn heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 1½ ro 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes break down and sauce thickens. Use a fork to break up tomatoes during cooking.
Remove Thai pepper and discard.
Use a blender or immersion blender to smooth the sauce if desired. Press sauce through a mesh colander to remove the seeds if desired.
Total yield: 2 cups sauce.
Hack: 2 15-oz cans of diced tomatoes can be substituted for fresh tomatoes.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 6 months.
Hack: If you have leftover tomatoes that are becoming over-ripe and don't have time to cook, simply puree them in the blender and freeze the fresh puree in sealed freezer bags or containers to use in recipes at a later date. No need to core, peel or seed ‘em...just toss ‘em right in. Run the puree through a mesh colander if you want to remove the seeds.
Place all ingredients except cornstarch into a small saucepan and bring to boil, stirring constantly. When the sugar has melted, add cornstarch mixture and allow to cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken, about one minute.
Remove from heat, allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator for up to one week.
*Red pepper flakes can be purchased in the spice section of the grocery store, labeled as “red pepper flakes” or “crushed red pepper”. You can make your own with dried chili peppers using a mini chopper or sharp knife.
Yield: One cup. Serving size 2 tbsp, 38 calories per serving
Hack: Chili sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and heat gently to restore consistency.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Yield: 2 cups
Serving size: ¼ cup, 175 calories per serving
Hack: Pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or frozen for 12 months. I recommend freezing in ice cube trays and then removing portions to a freezer-safe container so you can thaw just the amount you need.
Hack: Pine nuts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 months or in the freezer for 6 months.
Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use.
Place onions in a ceramic or glass container with a tightly fitting cover.
Place sugar, vinegar and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Simmer until sugar and salt have dissolved.
Pour hot liquid over the onions, making sure the onions are completely submerged. Cover and allow to cool.
Refrigerate onions for 24 hours before serving.
Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.
Hack: Do not use metal or plastic containers to store onions.
Hack: These onions are great on tacos, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beans or anything else you want to flavor up!
Hack: This vinegar, sugar and salt combo can be used to pickle any vegetable. Try it with cucumbers, cooked beets, radishes or anything else you have on hand. Better yet, experiment with some combinations!
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Remove the outer skins of the garlic bulb, leaving only the skin that covers the cloves.
Cut ¼“ off the top of the garlic bulb so that all the cloves are exposed. Set upright on aluminum foil. Drizzle oil over the bulb, making sure that the tops of all the cloves have been covered. Seal tin foil over the bulb.
Bake for 40-60 minutes, until the bulb is soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Remove the bulb from the foil, turn it upside down and gently squeeze garlic from the skins into a small bowl.
Mix in mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pot or saucepan over medium heat.
If adding sugar, combine both into the pot and heat together.
Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat to medium-low heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vinegar thickens and is reduced by half (about 20 minutes*). It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before serving (about 15 minutes).
*If simmering with sugar, it will take about 8-10 minutes to reduce.
Hack: Store your balsamic glaze in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks