Archive for Condiments

Blueberry Sauce

Hi Everybody!

I hope all’s going well for you & yours. My family & I are doing well. I can’t believe how fast this year is going by! Before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving already! Boy, am I looking forward to that!! But, more on that later!

Lately I’ve really been crazy about blueberries. Besides being yummy, they’re really good for you! They’re a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, copper and even fiber. They are one of the highest antioxidant foods, which means it helps fight free radicals that make us get wrinkles and age spots. (I, for one, am very happy about that attribute of blueberries!)

Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Blueberry Sauce that I came up with recently. I love it on biscuits with my breakfast. You can also use it on ice cream and yogurt. (Or whatever your heart desires.)

In it, I use date sugar but if you’d rather, you can use cane sugar. I haven’t tried it that way but I’m sure it’ll still be delicious. You can also blend it using a stick blender if you prefer a smoother texture. (I like it the way I like my mashed potatoes…a little lumpy. LOL)

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

  

Adding the water to my blueberries.

Now, I’m putting in the date sugar…

…and the lime juice.

Beginning to cook the blueberries.

It helps the process if you mash the berries as they’re cooking.

After the sauce is simmered a while, it gets pretty thick.

It’s a pretty dark purple color.

Got it on my biscuit with breakfast…so yummy!!!

Blueberry Sauce

1 (heaping) cup Fresh Blueberries

1/3-2/3 Cup Water (depending on how thick you want it)

1/4 Cup Date Sugar*

1/2 tsp Lime (or lemon) juice

  1. Put 1 heaping cup fresh blueberries in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1/3 cup water and lime or lemon juice. You can add more water at any time if necessary.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring and mashing the berries occasionally.
  4. When the sauce is the desired thickness, remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Put the sauce on biscuits, ice cream, yogurt or whatever you’d like. Enjoy!!

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2017

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Scrumptious Salsa (Restaurant Style)

I read a blog by the Pioneer Woman recently and the salsa she made looked really good. I decided to adapt her recipe and it turned out SO DELICIOUS!!! I’m not a “salsa person” per se but I really love this stuff…so much so that I had just that for supper…chips and salsa!!! I hope y’all enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

 

There aren't a lot of ingredients so it doesn't take long to gather them together.

There aren’t a lot of ingredients so it doesn’t take long to gather them together.

Dice up the onion pretty in small pieces.

Dice up the onion in pretty small pieces.

Cut the jalapeno into small pieces. Make sure you use a glove on the hand that you hold it with. If not, you may feel like your hand had been set on fire...trust me, I know!

Cut the jalapeno into small pieces. Make sure you use a glove on the hand that you hold it with. If not, you may feel like your hand had been set on fire…trust me, I know!

Chop the cilantro really well. (Leave out the stems.)

Chop the cilantro really well. (Leave out the stems.)

Put everything in your food processor or blender. Pulse til it's the consistency you like. (Work in batches if your food processor bowl is small. Then, just mix everything together.)

Put everything in your food processor or blender. Pulse til it’s the consistency you like. (Work in batches if your food processor bowl is small. Then, just mix everything together.)

This is how I like mine. :)

This is how I like mine. 🙂

OH. MY. GOSH...this stuff is SOOOO GOOD!!!!

OH. MY. GOSH…this stuff is SOOOO GOOD!!!!

Scrumptious Salsa (Restaurant Style)

1 (28oz) Can Whole Tomatoes (with juice)

2 (10oz) Cans Rotel (diced tomatoes & green chilies) 

1/3 Cup Red Onion, diced small

1 Clove Garlic, minced

1 Whole Jalapeno, quartered & thinly sliced

1 tsp Sugar (more, or less, to taste)

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Ground Cumin

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped (even more is better!)

Juice of 1/2 lime

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse til the salsa is the consistency you like. You can taste the salsa and add more cilantro or seasoning to your taste. 

I like mild salsa so I used mild Rotel but if you like it hot you can use the hot Rotel.

Put in the fridge for at least an hour so the flavors can mingle.

Serve with tortilla chips.

**PHOTOS AND RECIPE BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

(adapted from The Pioneer Woman)