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Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunshine Sauce

If you want an AWESOME cookbook, you've got to get Well Fed. The Author is Melissa Joulwan of the blog The Clothes Make the Girl. All of her recipes are delicious and she's got great ideas for mixing up your stir fries with different spices and how to quickly whip out meal preparation for the week.

We were first introduced to sunshine sauce by a couple of our amazing neighbors who brought it over to us for dinner with some roasted chicken and vegetables after having our son. We were in REAL food heaven!

I made this sauce a couple of days ago for some of my family and promised that I'd post it. It is seriously so good with any type of meat or veggies (raw, roasted, steamed, whatever!) If you've got peanut or dairy allergies at home, this recipe is for you! I did use almond butter instead of the sunflower butter since I like it better that way. Enjoy!

Sunshine Sauce

Makes enough for 2 people to dip a serving of glorious grilled meat and some veggies

2 tablespoons lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (or almond butter; no sugar added)
Dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

1. Place all the ingredients except the coconut milk in the bowl of a food processor and whirl until well blended.

2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper, then add the coconut milk. Process until it’s blended and smooth. Store covered in the fridge.

3. Eat with abandon and joyousness.

How is the week of service so far? Today I decided to make my sweetheart breakfast in bed. Doesn't it feel awesome to do something for someone else?