Category Archives: Sauces

Garden Tomato Sauce Recipe with Fresh Basil

Did you know that tomatoes can teach you about life? This is especially true when you decide to make a garden tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes. If you struggle with perfection, the tomato can teach you that the most imperfect … Continue reading

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Swordfish Milanese with Eggplant Sauce with Tabasco

This is Dish number 4 of the  five dishes made this week for the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge, which you can read about here. This is a tasty dish, so easy to make, yet so impressive and full of flavor. … Continue reading

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Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise, Paleo Friendly

This is the second recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge. Each day this week, I will be posting a recipe, where I could only use any combination of just ten ingredients. See those ingredients and read more about the … Continue reading

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Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Verde over Tomato Agridolce, Paleo Friendly

Grilled Swordfish Verde with Tomato Agridolce was created for a Tabasco cooking challenge. Each day this week, you will be treated to a creative recipe, using a combination of just ten ingredients in a sponsored series by Tabasco. Tabasco is … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Pesto with Basil and Sun Flower Seeds

Red beets or beet root? However, you describe this deep purple red root vegetable, there is intensity. People love or hate this earthy vegetable. But, I believe there are only two kinds of people regarding the beet. Those who love … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook and Recipe for Cajun BBQ Shrimp

I’ve talked about a few cookbooks here at Spinach Tiger, but none excites me as much as the Nashville Chef’s Table Cookbook, because I know the restaurants and I’ve had many of these amazing dishes. Please enter the GIVEAWAY below. … Continue reading

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Penne alla Vodka

Vodka sauce with penne pasta,  known as Penne alla vodka,  is not a centuries old Italian recipe brought over on the boat. We never ate this growing up, and Italians are not typically at the ready with a vodka bottle … Continue reading

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Walnut Pesto Sauce with Seven Herbs

This is my favorite pesto sauce ever. Please visit the  Williamson Source for the recipe, where I am guest posting. This time I talk about what to do with the herbs in my garden, how to keep herbs fresh in … Continue reading

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My Italian Grandmother’s Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce

I am Italian. I’m picky about my tomato sauces, but probably not in the way you think. I like them understated, balanced, bright and fresh even though I used canned tomatoes. If you need a recipe for fresh garden tomato … Continue reading

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Turkey Stock, Turkey Gravy

I make the best turkey gravy. I know this because I’ve had the bad stuff. The lumpy. The greasy. The pasty. And, maybe like you, I was scared of making gravy. After all, people remember bad gravy, the way they … Continue reading

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How to Make Strawberry Simple Syrup

The summer heat came in Spring this year in Nashville. I don’t like heat. I like beach breezes and weather I can run long distances in. I learned, however, that early heat has it’s good side. The strawberries at the … Continue reading

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Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine with Spinach Mashed Potatoes

I swing both ways in the kitchen. I like to make what I call my five-minute meals like this grilled salmon which makes  an ordinary day of the week seem celebratory because the food is so good. Then on other … Continue reading

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Baked Green Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Bolognese Style

This is probably not the recipe people are looking for the first week of January, but there are many reasons why you should store this in your arsenal: • Bolognese is a great winter favorite that can be served over … Continue reading

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White Christmas Ice Cream Bombe with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The holidays require us to pull out all the stops. The days are short and dark, and they need us to find ways to not only celebrate our spiritual beliefs, commit time to friends and family, but to brighten our … Continue reading

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Purple Food: Muscadine Grapes and Dressing Up a Pork Sandwich

Continuing in my series of  Purple Food, muscadine grapes are a rich source of polyphenols and are considered a super anti-oxidant. Find out more about the muscadine nutrition profile here. If you want to increase your knowledge of food, write … Continue reading

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Homemade Gnocchi with Tomato Onion Butter Sauce

Today we visit Venice and prepare gnocchi. When made Venetian style (no eggs), they are light, pillowy treats of potato and flour that are good with just a bit of browned butter, or even better with a sauce that will … Continue reading

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Zucchini Garlic Scape Pesto

I was bursting at the seams to share something that developed in my kitchen last Friday night. I meant to share this right away, but then I thought I might redo it and make it prettier. But when I had … Continue reading

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Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Marinade, Roasted Corn

I am a little different in that I don’t like too many marinades, at least the kind that call for soy sauce, heavy garlic, vinegar, etc. But, I saw a chimichurri marinade/sauce at a gourmet food shop, the color and … Continue reading

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