Tahini Miso Dressing

This dressing is a real tongue titillator as well as very nourishing. Sesame seeds are high in easily absorbed calcium and miso is a live-culture fermentation which also helps with calcium absorption.

makes about 1 cup

  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1/2 lime’s juice
  • 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 T miso paste
  • 1 t chili powder (optional)
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds

Blend the tahini, lime juice and oil. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Raspberry-Walnut Vinagrette

If you like Waldorf salad you will love this rich, creamy dressing. This is reminiscent of the delicious house dressing of Mudbrick Vineyard on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

makes about 2 cups

  • 1T apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c raspberries, frozen
  • 1T dijon mustard
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 lemon’s juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 c walnut oil

Combine first six ingredients. Add walnut oil slowly to emulsify while blending or beating.

Shan BBQ Sauce

This is an all around favorite sauce. It is especially great for grilled meat, mushrooms and vegetables, but is also very nice for samosas and fried snacks.

makes 1-2 cups of sauce

  • 3-4 pods tamarind, or tamarind pulp, soaked in boiling water and passed through a sieve
  • 1/2 lime’s juice
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 fresh chili, chopped (more to taste)
  • splash of fish sauce
  • 1/2 c palm sugar
  • Optional: fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce

Mix ingredients together and allow to marinade a little. A great sauce for just about everything.