Winter is the perfect time of year to celebrate roasted root
vegetables! The aromas wafting from the oven, and the warmth it gives off in
your home is enough to make you smile and feel cozy inside. The joy you receive
from cooking has a lot to do with your outlook.
As often as possible, take a
moment to see cooking as a meditative, giving practice and not so much a chore.
Life is all about enjoying the little things and the more we become aware of
exactly what those little things are, the more we appreciate and celebrate
BBQ sauce adds such depth of flavor to dishes, especially
ones that could use some spicing up, like potatoes. Forgo, some of the less than
healthy traditional toppings served on potatoes and instead baste them in a
delicious homemade sauce. Golden, sweet and spicy these potatoes will delight
Cheers to the little things and to wonderful winter BBQ!
Homemade BBQ Sauce
Yields: about 1 cup
2 tsp. sunflower oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup onion, diced (approx. ¼ of an onion)
½ cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. molasses
2 Tbsp. brown rice syrup
1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/16 tsp. chipotle pepper, a small pinch (or substitute with
1/8 tsp. sea salt
Add sunflower oil to a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook
onions and garlic for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Turn the heat down to low and add the rest of the
ingredients – ketchup, molasses, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, apple cider
vinegar, chipotle pepper and salt. Stir, and adjust the seasoning to your tastes.
Cook over low heat, stirring for 15 – 20 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Store cooled leftovers in an airtight jar or container in
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BBQ Roasted Potatoes
6 fingerling potatoes, 2 lbs
2lbs fingerling potatoes, about 6 potatoes
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup BBQ sauce