I am obsessed.
More than obsessed.
Anyone who knows me, knows I’m all about the sauces and connies.
In my mind, less is definitely not more.
More is more.
The more the better.
On one condition… they are healthy. Because so often they aren’t.
Most condiments we buy today are loaded with sugar, chemicals and crap. Dressings, relishes, jams and sauces can sabotage a relatively healthy meal, and most people have no idea.
Take Sweet Chilli sauce for example. Two tablespoons contains 19 grams of sugar. That’s nearly 4 teaspoons of sugar! I can’t even deal.
I’ve taken the hard work out of finding taste worthy connies that your buds and bod will love…
Hummus – Store brought often contains added crap. Make your own. Blend chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, tahini and salt and pepper
Tahini – Super high in calcium. Perfect for those who can’t do peanuts
Homemade pesto – Whiz up some fresh herbs, olive oil, pine nuts and lemon juice
Wasabi – Not just for sushi. Add to stir fry sauces and marinades. Also add to mayo
Anchovies – Packed full of omega 3 fatty acids to support brain health
Peanut butter – Why wouldn’t you? Everything tastes better with PB
Mustard – Dijon, wholegrain, hot English. What ever tickles your buds
Olive tapenade – Just because
My Green Goddess dressing – The name says it all
Harissa – Packs a spicy punch to your dish.
Miso paste – It’s fermented, so great for your gut!
Dukkah – Perfect to add to salads for garnish, flavour and texture
Tamari – Wheat free soy sauce. Great for those avoiding gluten
Homemade jus or gravy – Key essential to a roast
Sauerkraut – Full of probiotics, great to support your gut. Make your own, or pimp up your jar of store bought.
Kim Chi – Smilar to ‘kraut but a traditional Korean version. Super spicy, slimey and garlic’y. You either love it or you hate it.
Homemade chilli oil – Mix some dried chilli flakes with sesame oil and Chinese black vinegar
Apple cider vinegar – Alkalising in the body. A healthier option than other cooking vinegars
Pickles – Gherkins, onions… Anything pickled = delicious. Funnily enough, the best pickles in the entire universe can be found inside a big Mac
Guacamole – I have a killer recipe here
Good old fashioned mayo – Made with free range egg yolk, salt, lemon juice, olive oil
Fresh tomato salsa – Finely chopped cherry toms, red onion, cucumber, coriander
Full Fat Greek Yoghurt – The full fat version contains all of the fat soluble vitamins D, A, E & K, plus tastes a whole lot better!
Coconut Tzatziki – This. Is. To. Die. For…. Whipped coconut cream, lemon juice, finely diced cucumber, sea salt
Coconut sambal – Dried coconut flakes soaked in fresh lime juice, sea salt, kaffir lime leaves and fresh chilli. The best condiment to a curry