Monday, November 20, 2017

3 Vegan Dipping Sauces & Other Tidbits!

I finally bought some potatoes last week.  I know that doesn't sound extremely exciting or out of the ordinary but it's been a while since I last purchased fresh, whole potatoes.  The ones I bought were VERY juicy, too!  Next comes a confession.  Since then...I have made oven fries and wedges 3 days in a row!  What made these special are the vegan dipping sauces I paired with them!  This first one is a Vegan Garlic Tahini Aioli...

1 C Vegan Mayo
2 T Tahini
3 t Garlic, Minced
4 Drops (or more) Orangic Liquid Smoke
1 T (or more) Lemon Juice
Sea Salt (to taste)


Next up is Spicy Paprika Dip...

1 C Cashews
1/2 C Almond Milk
3 T Lemon Juice
2 T Grapeseed Oil
1 T Dried Onion, Minced
1 T (or more) Smoked Paprika
1/2 t (or more) Sea Salt
1 Squirt Sriracha

I enjoyed BOTH of these quite a bit.  I did notice the first one with the Tahini in it was even better the 2nd day after being refrigerated for a while.




Creamy Avocado Dip is the final one of the trio!

2 Avocadoes
2 t Garlic Tahini (or 2 t Garlic, 2 t Tahini)
2 T Lemon Juice
Splash of Grapeseed Oil (optional)
Sea Salt (optional and to taste)
Parsely (optional and to taste)

This one was pretty YUMMY, too!  Of course, I have been craving Avocadoes more than usual lately and was FINALLY able to find a decent price for them.  They were $4.98 for 5 of them.  Not great but still lower than I have seen in MONTHS!


In other news...

A shout out to some of my newest visitors to My Blissful Journey in both Bangladesh and Latvia.  Last night I also had someone stop by from Greece!  I LOVE seeing all of these wonderful neighbors from other countries stopping by!  I will now be doing some research on more vegan recipes from those countries and hope to try more of those foods (and recipes) out soon!  If you have any suggestions I would love to hear about them in comments!

A few things I have been trying to catch up on lately are...

The Walking Dead and the current season.  I'm only into episode 4, I think, but I hope to get caught up this week.

I'm also in the process of thumbing thru the following eBooks...

Get Up and Green: Nourishing Recipes for Abundant Energy & Glowing Skin by Elisa Museles of Kale & Chocolate, Live Vegan Vibrantly presents A Delicious, Healthy, & Nutritious Holiday, Forks Over Knives "A Forks Thanksgiving, and The Everyday Guide to...Mindful Eating from Trish M. Ward.

 What have you been up to?

25 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with oven fries three days is a row! Mixing tahini with vegan mayo is something I've never thought of!

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    1. I thought you would enjoy this post! You are the queen of oven fries/wedges for sure!!!!! I know what you mean about the Vegan Mayo and Tahini but after trying it I know I will be doing it more often in the near future! Especially with the Garlic Tahini I have on hand!

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  2. We always have potatoes in the house, use a lot of them in our cooking. My girl enjoys potatoes.

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    1. I LOVE them but it's much cheaper to buy a 5 or 10 pound bag than individually and it's hard to go thru all of them before they go bad, it seems!

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  3. I love the idea of balancing out some potato crisps with some nice and creamy dipping sauces! That avo one is going on my must-try list!

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  4. Thanks for dropping by my blog...

    I have not made sauce myself...

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    1. You should try it - super easy with a blender and multi-purpose! Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback!

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  5. I feel like multiple days of potatoes = living your best life. ;) The sauces all sound really great as well!

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    1. I like that philosophy about the potatoes!!

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    1. I've been addicting to smoked paprika for the last several months!

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  7. I wouldn't make these as the ingredients are slightly exotic, but they all look good and having all 3 dips together would be real fun!

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    1. Which ingredients do you have problems finding? I'm interested because there are ingredients that I have problems finding, too! I am intrigued by those we cannot find in specific regions. Thanks so much for stopping by and the feedback!

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    2. Tahini, liquid smoke, almond milk... although actually, it's not that these are difficult to find. More like they would be expensive and I probably wouldn't have any more use for them after.

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  8. Very healthy looking dish.. I love potatoes too!

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    1. Thanks! I have a few left I need to hurry up and use! I'm sure I will find something to do with them soon!

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  9. Gosh, your dipping sauces look delish! I am very tempted to try them all. By the way, are the cashews raw or roasted?

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    1. These were raw but soaked for about an hour. I used both based on what I can locate and purchase. Thanks so much for the feedback!

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  10. These all sound great, especially the spicy paprika dip - thanks!

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    1. I can't get enough Smoked Paprika these days!

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  11. I bet the liquid smoke gave it a nice lift.

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    1. It really did! Pair that with the smoked paprika and it was great!

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  12. Your oven fries and dipping sauces all sound great; I especially like the idea of avocado in a dip!

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    1. Thanks! I need to do more of these and soon!

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