Since we just stocked up on all kinds of goodies there won’t be the impetus to get super creative with limited ingredients. So I thought I’d share one of my favorite keep on hand ingredients – Café Yumm! Sauce.
We here in Oregon are lucky to have this local and it looks like you can buy it by phone too, but so many have loved it so much that there are scads of “hacked” recipes – try here: http://mpchickchat.blogspot.com/2005_11_01_archive.html
(about halfway down the page, I like her substitute on the fly style too!)
It’s basically (from the jar and the myriad of times my neighbor and I tried to recreate this)
Canola oil, lemon juice, almonds, nutritional yeast, garbanzo beans, soybeans, garlic and secret herbs and spices – and the process and proportions are part of the secret.
Plus check out their menu for meal inspiration ideas – just about everything we’ve had there is delightful.
And of course if you’re in Oregon find one of the restaurants and eat there.
Here are a few of the ways I use Yumm! sauce:
- Dip for those bitty carrots or chips or crackers or anything else I can fit in the jar.
- On rice with salsa for a faux Yumm bowl
- On nachos
- As a salad dressing
- With leftover chicken or meat in a pita with whatever is green (but not moving) in the fridge
If you’ve used this fantastic fattening condiment let me know what else you’ve made with it.