Creamy Sesame Peanut Sauce

Thick and creamy this sauce can go well with most dishes and is so quick to make. I poured mine over zucchini noodles while the kids had theirs over somen noodles and veggies.

We eat pretty simply most of the time. Where I put most of my energy into is making delicious nutritious sweet treats and raw foods. But as far as meals go, I keep it pretty simple. That’s where sauces come in handy. The right sauce can enhance the simplest of vegetable medley and make it exciting.

My daughter really wanted noodles from the asian market by our house so I decided to spruce up the meal with this tasty simple sauce.

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Ingredients:

  • 14 oz organic soft tofu
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup water or more for a thinner sauce

Steps:

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • taste and adjust flavors accordingly

If i weren’t sharing this with the kids I probably wold have added some chili flakes to add some spice to it

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Chocolate Pudding? Or Fudge?

Last night I was craving chocolate. As a chocoholic, that’s most nights for me 🙂 And as a true chocoholic I wanted my fix quickly. This pudding is SO quick if you have all the ingredients on hand. Which I did 🙂 It takes less than 8 minutes to make. Whaaa?!?!

What I love about this other than the rapidity of it, is that it completely changes consistency after letting it sit in the fridge for a couple hours(if it makes it that long). I get smooth silky pudding right off the bat, and then something more fudgey like….. It becomes thick and rich and just so yummy.

Oh and yes, in true Pamplemousse style, it is under my standards of healthy.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups grain sweetened chocolate chips (no refined sugars) but if all you got is regular chocolate chips, it’ll work just as beautifully
  • 14 oz organic silken tofu
  • 3 TBS maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 2 TBS coconut oil (totally optional, I just have a tendency to add coconut oil to a lot of my food)
  • 1tsp cinnamon (again, optional but my daughter LOVES cinnamon, so it goes in a lot of things as well)

Steps:

  • In a double boiler melt the chocolate with the maple syrup
  • once all is melted turn off heat, add the coconut oil and mix until melted
  • in a food processor blend the tofu with the cinnamon and salt
  • add melted chocolate
  • blend until well combined
  • you got yourself a treat!!!

Eat immediately for a pudding, or put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for something more dense. I sometimes use this to top muffins with an extra special treat 🙂