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Home-made mushroom sauce [Banting, lchf, gluten-free]

Fancy a creamy mushroom sauce without the baddies? This one’s for you. I have always loved sauce especially mushroom sauce on top of a juicy steak but as we know, they are laden with baddies and gluten if you get them from a shop or restaurant. Luckily, I came up with this wonderful recipe and it was a great success.

Ingredients: Makes about 250ml of sauce

1.5 cups of finely chopped white button mushrooms

0.5 onion finely chopped

himalayan salt

0.5 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

100g unsalted butter

0.5 teaspoon ground garlic

125ml of pouring cream/fresh cream

50g grated mozarella

Method: 15 Minutes

Place a pan over medium to high heat. Add the butter and onions – fry the onions till translucent. Then add the garlic and chopped mushrooms and fry until cooked for about 4 minutes. Add the nutmeg, salt to taste and a pinch of ground black pepper. Stir to mix evenly. Lower the heat then add the cream and mozarella. Mix well and allow the sauce to thicken which should take 2-4 minutes.

Gluten-free mushroom sauce with lamb chop
Gluten-free mushroom sauce with lamb chop

Bon apetit!

Posted in banting friendly, Dinner Time, health and gut health, Sauces

Homemade Chilli Sauce [sugar-free, gluten-free, banting friendly, organic]

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What is life without chilli sauce? Most sauces are filled with preservatives and nasties like sugar. Try this homemade chilli sauce and serve it with your steak, pizza, stews and so much more for that extra zing!

Organic hot sauce
Organic hot sauce

Ingredients: Makes about 400ml

2 Cups raw organic chillies

1 Tablespoon mother-in-law masala or any other masala of your choice

1/2 onion chopped

2 Tablespoons coconut oil

1 pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Few sprigs of thyme, basil, sage and parsley

200ml organic apple cider vinegar (add a bit more depending on your desired consistency)

Method: 20 Minutes

Heat a pan over medium to high heat. Add the chopped onion and masala. Fry until the chillies are translucent. Add the cumin and salt. Scoop out the onion mixture and leave it to cool.

Fried onion
Fried onion

Roughly chop the chillies and remove the stalks. Add the chillies and onion to a blender. Add the herbs and apple cider vinegar. Blitz for about thirty seconds.

Voila! Your sauce is ready. It must be stored in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.

Chopped chilli and herbs
Chopped chilli and herbs