Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce

You need to try this Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce! Butternut squash is so versatile.  True to it’s name, it is rich and buttery in texture.  It’s also super easy to hide it in recipes for those kids who don’t like veggies.

This Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce is the bomb.  I plan using it in a few upcoming recipes.   Great with pasta, or use a dip for veggies.

If you love squash, you will also love my Squash Soup with Caramelized Onions or my Gluten Free Squash Bread.


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This creamy sauce is made with absolutely no dairy.  You would never guess the secret ingredient is cashews.  This sauce is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.

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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!


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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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Dairy Free Pesto (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Dairy Free Pesto is the recipe for today!  Pesto is one of my favorite sauces.  It’s great on zucchini noodles and pizza.  It also makes a great dip or sandwich spread.

This healthy vegan pesto sauce is very versatile.  It’s also super easy to make!  I only used 6 ingredients.  My dairy free pesto recipe is also oil free.

If you like to make your own dressings and sauces,  you may also like this post full of sauce and condiment recipes.


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You can whip up this healthy pesto in just minutes.  I added spinach to mine, but kale or chard will work too.  No need for dairy and oil in this recipe.

I added the nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, but it actually will give you a nice dose of B vitamins too!  This dairy free pesto recipe is vegan, gluten free and grain free!

You can keep it paleo, but omitting the yeast.  If you are wondering what the heck nutritional yeast is, check out this post.

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Thai Peanut Sauce (Vegan)

Thai Peanut Sauce.  Who doesn’t love Thai food?  Being vegan, Thai restaurants are a godsend because there is almost always something vegan on their menu.

This healthy vegan peanut sauce tastes just as good as the ones in the restaurants and it’s easy to make at home.  Without the refined sugars or additives. 🙂  If you like this, you may also like my Homemade Sriracha Sauce.


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We use a similar sauce to make our peanut noodle stir fry.  It’s one of the most popular recipes on my blog. This healthy vegan peanut sauce would also make a great dipping sauce for just about anything.

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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