Mackerel with Sorrel or Gooseberry Sauce

Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: March 15, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 minutes

I’ve been having a little trouble getting this done properly.  Sorrel is not an herb I am familiar with, though I am learning from Barbadian friends. Nor is it common in supermarkets yet. But I finally found some in dried form.  Not quite what the recipe calls for, but I’ll try again in the summer to get fresh.  And to do the gooseberry version properly.

Mackerel in Sorrel Sauce

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Vegetables with Black Bean Sauce

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried:January 14, 2018
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

An unusual but surprisingly good combination—especially the sesame oil.

Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce

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Black Bean Piquante Sauce

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: January 13, 2018
Yield: 6 servings (about 1 1/2 quarts)
Time needed: 3 hours if beginning with dried beans

This makes a large quantity of sauce and I think 6 servings is an underestimate. The final simmering is best done in a slow cooker so, starting with dried beans and the necessary pre-soaking as well as the time to cook the beans, then 4 or more hours in the slow cooker, one needs to plan for a two-day project.

Out of that possibly only 20 minutes is active preparation.

The resulting sauce is quite pleasant though. I think I will find plenty of uses for it.

Black Bean Sauce on noodles and rice

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Winter Tomato Sauce

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried:November 3, 2017
Yield: 4 cups
Time needed: 1 hour

As the author says: “When fresh ripe tomatoes are out of season, this is the sauce to make.” It is the sauce my daughter remembers as comfort food from her childhood. The actual preparation takes only a few minutes. Most of the time is to let the sauce simmer to the desired thickness.

Winter Tomato Sauce

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Coo’s Lunch

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Made: September 30, 2013
Yield: 2 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes

Since I prefer not to use the canned food the recipe calls for, I took a little more time to make this, but still under 30 minutes.  Rather than canned cream of mushroom soup, I made up a white sauce flavoured with fresh mushrooms, onion and nutmeg.  And instead of opening a can of mixed vegetables, I steamed some fresh vegetables I had on hand: carrots, green beans and celery. I also had some leftover mashed potatoes from a previous meal to use as a base.

The recipe is subtitled “Shepherd’s Pie” but it is not baked.  It is really a meat sauce to serve over potatoes, rice or noodles. Perfect for a quick meal on a busy day.

Coo’s Lunch

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Boiled Egg in Lentil Sauce

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 6, 2014
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 30 minutes

Prior Preparation Needed
Hardboil eggs
Prepare Berbere Mixture

A surprisingly quick dish to make and suitable for lunch. It cries out for injera.  If you don’t have any on hand, serve with a soft bread that will absorb the sauce, as it is quite spicy. The picture shows potato bread.

Boiled Egg in Lentil Sauce

Boiled Egg in Lentil Sauce

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