Homemade BBQ Sauce

bbq sauce

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Makes about 2 cups

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup homemade ketchup (or a clean store-bought variety like Annie’s Naturals brand)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar or brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped onion or 2 TBSP dried onion flakes
1-2 TBSP hot sauce (optional) – look for a brand that contains only “peppers, vinegar, & salt”

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes, until thickened. If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out our RECIPES PAGE, too, for more natural deliciousness!

Dairy-Free (& Nut-Free) Pesto

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For this recipe, you’ll need:

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed (~ 4 ounces)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 tsp raw honey
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
(12 oz. uncooked pasta, optional)

Toss everything into a food processor (except for the pasta!) and process until combined, stopping to scrape the sides a few times as needed.

Makes 3/4-1 cup of sauce. Freezes well for later use, so I make TONS of this when it’s basil season 🙂

If using for a pasta dish, cook 12 oz. pasta according to package directions. (We like the organic brown rice pasta varieties from Trader Joe’s.) Drain. Toss with pesto and serve!

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