Sauce and Dressing Recipes

A wonderful dressing transforms a salad from ordinary to magical, and the correct sauce elevates a meal from subtle to magnificent! There is something for everyone here, from fundamentals like how to create a basic vinaigrette and handmade pesto to a variety of sublimely delicious Thai and Asian-inspired sauces.


Once you make your own hummus, you'll be a lot less inclined to buy the stuff in supermarkets. Be sure to soak and cook your chickpeas, rather than using the tinned variety. It makes a big difference.

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Healthy Mayonnaise

Making your own mayonnaise makes sense, because with commercial preparations you have no control over the ingredients and you will be clueless as to what is really in your product or the actual quality of the ingredients. Are they using...

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Eric’s Salad Dressings

Salad dressings can be easily made at home, who buy that bottled salad dressings from your supermarket. Most contain plain white sugar or even worse – aspartame, the artificial sugar. It is surprising how many foods you but that are...

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Eggplant Sambal

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal- no matter what you call them, they have to be one of the most beautiful looking vegetables. Usually ovoid in shape, with their purple-black, shiny skin – I can’t go past picking one of these when...

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Pasta Sauce with Eggplant, Red Capsicum and Currants

Eggplants are an excellent choice as a vegetable. They are nutrient rich and taste superb roasted up. A good tip is to cut them into 12 millimetre (about half an inch) thick slices, and then into strips about 25 ml...

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