Sauces, Spreads, and Stocks

Garlic and Almond Spread

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A greener variation on skordalia , the traditional Greek garlic sauce, this spread is great when made with fresh garlic. Great served with fried zucchini, eggplant slices, or fried or grilled fish and seafood. View recipe here .


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Crushed Olives with Herbs

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In addition to being a great seasoning for lamb, this paste, made of coarsely crushed olives with lemon and herbs, also makes a great tapenade-like hors d'oeuvre spooned onto toasted peasant bread. View recipe here .


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Vegetarian Enchilada Sauce

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This is meant for the southwestern corn pudding, although it's great with any Mexican dish. It makes more than the corn pudding calls for; refrigerate the rest and use it whenever you need a spicy, tomato-based sauce. It does wonders for leftovers. View recipe here .


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Roasted Vegetable Stock

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I was amazed at how much I missed chicken stock, especially when making the soups and sauces that so often use it. I've found that store-bought vegetable stock just isn't rich enough--or, worse, it's too sweet--to be a replacement, and so I devised my own. View recipe here .


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