Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homemade BBQ Sauce....all the flavor... naturally!

      Pork spare ribs from my beloved DC Meats are cooking slowly in the crock pot.  They were dry- rubbed with a blend of spices...and my husband said he could smell the aroma on the front porch :) 

As you may know, I am passionate about food quality!  Just to reiterate:  I believe that our country's state of ill-health has been caused in large part by our consumption of poor-quality food.  I define poor-quality as: produce grown using genetically-modified seeds, pesticides, and herbicides; animals raised in non-pastured fashion, and treated with antibiotics and hormones; processed foods created with chemical preservatives and colorings, added high-fructose corn syrup, and non-organic ingredients. 

      Well, back to those spare ribs...  I refuse to pour commercial BBQ sauce on my luscious ribs.  I discovered a great little BBQ sauce recipe the last time we cooked ribs.  It was easy, and tasted great!
So here you have it....a borrowed treat to share with you :)
Enjoy the quality!

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE
 
1  1/2 cups of organic brown sugar
1  1/4 cups of organic ketchup
1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of pure water
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (or Tamari*)
2  1/2 teaspoons of ground mustard
2 teaspoons of paprika
1  1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
 
*Tamari is wheat free soy sauce
 
Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
 
Recipe courtesy of www.simplyscratch.com

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snow Day Cooking :)

      Last week we had some radically cold and snowy days.  I was "snowed in" ...so to speak!  Luckily, I had a full fridge...and I was able to spend a good deal of my time preparing some new food dishes.  I love to cook...and....I love to eat :) 

      Join me in a little picture tour of my efforts. The kale chips I tried were crunchy and delicious.  Next time, I'm going to use nutritional yeast for a cheesy taste.  I moved on to a raw chia seed/blueberry jam that was soooo easy!  Then I got out my trusty Vita Mix and whipped up some hummus.  I enjoyed the hummus with some organic corn chips and raw veggies.  The last pic is of my cauliflower crust pizza.  I have wanted to try this for some time.  What a nutritious, gluten-free way to enjoy pizza :) 

      I would love to share my recipes for any (or all) of these tasty items!  Just send me an email...and it's done!    lori@nourishnutritionnow.com