Homemade Sweet Sour Sauce

Homemade Sweet Sour Sauce.  Who doesn’t like Sweet and Sour Sauce?  Almost everyone loves it.  The problem with it, is it’s usually loaded with sugar, salt and other additives.

Well I am happy to say my homemade sweet and sour sauce recipe is only sweetened with fruit.  It’s very good and very versatile.

It makes a great dip or stir fry sauce.  You can even use it as a marinade for roasted vegetables.  If you like my Thai Peanut Sauce, you will love this one too!


Homemade Sweet Sour Sauce - My Whole Food Life


I use pineapple juice to sweeten my sweet and sour sauce recipe.  I bought a pineapple and juiced it myself.  You can also blend and strain if you don’t have a juicer.

Or you can buy pineapple juice at the store.  Just make sure it’s 100% juice.  If you want the sauce a little thicker, you can add some arrowroot or cornstarch.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning with No Additives

Homemade Fajita Seasoning with no funny additives.  I have a new recipe for you guys!  This time it’s DIY fajita seasoning.  Why homemade fajita seasoning you ask?

Most store bought fajita seasoning contains far too much sodium and other unwanted additives.  For a long time, I didn’t even think to look at the labels on my seasoning.

When I did I was surprised!  Not only is this fajita seasoning recipe cheaper to make, it contains no additives!

I already had this recipe in my homemade re-fried beans post, but I wanted to share it in it’s own post so you can find it easier.  This is also a recipe for a much bigger amount.  It makes about 1/2 cup seasoning.


homemade fajita seasoning

This fajita seasoning recipe can be added to so many things.  Rice and beans, popcorn and vegetables are a few that come to mind.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

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Dairy Free Sour Cream Recipe

Y’all this Dairy Free Sour Cream is where it’s at.  Many people are moving away from dairy these days.  Maybe because so many kids these days cannot tolerate it.  My own daughter is allergic to dairy.

It makes her skin break out.  Sure there are dairy free sour cream products on the market, but those are usually soy based.

Since most soy in this country is GMO, I thought I would come up with my own vegan and paleo sour cream recipe.

This is also a vegan sour cream recipe!  It’s super easy to make too!  In addition to this recipe, I also have a dairy free cheese sauce and a dairy free ranch dressing.


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Homemade Sriracha Sauce (Vegan)

Homemade Sriracha Sauce.  My husband loves sriracha.  He puts it on everything.  So when we started eating a whole food vegan diet, we took a look at the label of the sriracha.

The one that we had been buying was not vegan.  In fact, he could only find one brand of sriracha that was vegan.

Most brands contained a fish sauce and a lot of preservatives.  Even the vegan brand contained preservatives.  So he finally decided to make his own homemade sriracha.  Turns out it’s pretty easy to do!


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16 Whole Food Recipes for Condiments, Dips and Spreads

When switching to a whole food diet, condiments, dips and spreads are the hardest things to find clean.  I usually make my own.  So here is a roundup of every recipe I have so far.

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Teriyaki Sauce

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Fruit Spreads

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Italian Herb Dressing

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Balsamic Vinaigrette


Homemade Ketchup

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Easy Crock Pot Tomato Sauce

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Dairy Free Ranch Dressing


Homemade Peanut Butter


Healthy Honey Mustard

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Homemade Re-Fried Beans

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Coconut Butter


Healthy White Bean Pesto Dip

Hope these recipes can help you transition away from store bought versions!  Enjoy


Toasted Sesame Asian Dressing



Dairy Free Spinach Pesto Recipe

You need to try this Dairy Free Spinach Pesto!  Who doesn’t like pesto?  I actually prefer it over a tomato sauce any day.  We have basil growing in our backyard, so I thought I would use some of it to create a pesto sauce.

I could seriously sit there and smell it all day!  Seriously, if you don’t have basil growing in your house or yard, you need to get some.

Basil grows like a weed!  You can save so much money by growing your own herbs, and basil is no exception.

Plus, you can freeze them and have herbs all year round.  This dairy free spinach pesto recipe makes more of a paste than a sauce, so if you want to turn it into a sauce, you need to add a bit more oil and/or some water.


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I love using this recipe for making pizza.  It’s great with a cherry tomatoes as well.  If you are not familiar with nutritional yeast,  it comes in flake form and gives a nutty and cheesy taste.

It is often used in place of cheese.  Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, fiber and B vitamins.

You can find it at most health stores.  I used almonds when making this pesto, since pine nuts are so expensive.  Almonds make a great substitute.

You can also make this healthy pesto recipe with kale if you like.  Works just as well.

Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

Dairy Free Spinach Pesto

Prep Time 10 min Serves 1.5 cups     adjust servings



  1. Throw everything in the food processor and mix until combined. Since my food processor’s lid broke and I am waiting for a new one to arrive, I had to use my Vitamix for this. I can tell you it was a bit harder in the Vitamix than the food processor.


Recipe Notes

This recipe made about 1 1/2 cups and should last a couple weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze it for longer storage. Enjoy!