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Recipes for condiments, dips, fruit curds, jams, and sauces for things like peanut noodles and pizza.

Garlicky Cashew Sauce, slather-on-anything sauce

This garlicky cashew sauce is a winner. It only takes a few minutes to make and it’s so freakin’ delicious. I first encountered it with this chicken, but the sauce is good enough to merit its own post. It might help to think of it like peanut sauce. And I love peanut sauce (especially this …

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Easy Hummus, chickpea and tahini magic

Hummus is such a simple mix of ingredients. When stripped down to the essentials, it’s really just chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The word “hummus” means “chickpeas” in Arabic. And people have been swiping bread through similar versions of this mixture for centuries. Because when it works, it works. But homemade hummus can be …

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Peanut Sauce with Basil and Coconut Milk

This peanut sauce is seriously delicious. It’s easy to fall for such sweet-salty-spicy-creamy goodness whether it’s paired with chicken, noodles or serving as a dipping sauce for egg rolls or satay. I’ve made various versions of peanut sauce for years (for a long time this peanut sauce, with a generous dose of sesame oil and …

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