Category Archives: Salsa and More

Trail Energy Bar (energy for the hike back)

  If you plan to take an extended hike on one of our many trails this summer, this raw, naturally sweet, vegan, and gluten-free energy bar is something to seriously consider. I recommend eating it for extra energy on the … Continue reading

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Caramelized Shallot Gravy

What does to caramelize mean?

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Fresh Tzatziki Dip

Have you tried the Mediterranean Platter at Stacey’s Ojai Coffee Roasting Company? Amazing dish. What makes it amazing to me is the Tzatziki she makes fresh daily. Tzatziki, you say. What’s Tzatziki and how do you pronounce it?

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Ojai Green Sauce

When Robert and I were in Cusco, Peru we ate at one restaurant that had bottles of green sauce on the table as a condiment. It was kind of similar to the Tabasco, Cholula and Tapatio bottles of sauce I … Continue reading

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Roasted Spicy Vinaigrette

This Indian-inspired recipe is great as a dressing for grain-based salads or as a marinade. It is both vegan and gluten-free.

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Beer-Battered Avocados with Grilled Peach Salsa

The inspiration for this appetizer came from my friend, Sandy S., who asked what I would serve with my grilled peach, avocado and jalapeno salsa.

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Grilled Peach, Avocado and Jalapeño Salsa

This is a fresh salsa with a taste of summer barbecue. What could be better?  I think I’ll serve it once with roasted jalapenos and then again with firm, fresh jalapenos sliced super thin.

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