Category Archives: Sauces, Spreads, & Jams

Gluten-free and refined sugar-free sauces, spreads, jams, and condiments.

Date Paste Recipe

A paste made from dates in a glass dish.

This date paste recipe is perfect for sweetening cakes, muffins, and other treats. Dates are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and provide a source of nutrient-dense energy. Cooking and baking with date paste is an easy way to eliminate refined sugar while still satisfying a sweet tooth. All you need to make it are

Vegan Walnut Pesto

A glass bowl of pesto sauce.

This vegan walnut pesto sauce is delicious tossed with gluten-free pasta, used as a pizza sauce, or as a spread in sandwiches. It’s also great drizzled on roasted vegetables, rice, or used as a dip. This dairy-free, paleo, pesto recipe is easy to make, flavorful, and rich yet refreshing. Main ingredients Pesto is traditionally made

Nut-Free Chocolate Spread

A glass dish full of chocolate spread next to some toast.

This homemade nut-free chocolate spread is allergy friendly, picky kid approved, and so delicious. It’s easy to make in just a few minutes and is more nutritious than most store bought chocolate spreads. It’s perfect for school lunches and snacks. In addition to being nut-free, it’s also dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free. Ingredients

Tahini Frosting (Vegan & Paleo)

A cupcake topped with tahini frosting with a lit candle in it.

This chocolate tahini frosting has just the right balance of sweet and salty flavors. It’s paleo diet friendly, vegan, refined sugar free, and has a rich, gooey consistency similar to that of a fudge frosting. This icing is perfect on cakes and cupcakes, but you can also heat it up on the stove or in

Low Sugar Freezer Jam

Blueberry jam spread on some toast with a glass jar of jam in the background.

This low sugar freezer jam recipe is easy to make and delicious on toast, muffins, pancakes, or waffles. This recipe can be made with any type of fruit you like, so use whatever is fresh and in season. Main ingredients I opted to use fresh blueberries this time, but strawberries, apricots, raspberries, or blackberries work

Nutritional Yeast Cheese Sauce (Vegan)

A dish of bright yellow vegan cheese sauce next to some corn chips

This vegan nutritional yeast cheese sauce is a delicious alternative to dairy-based cheese sauce that actually tastes comparable to the real thing. This sauce is perfect served with tortilla chips and guacamole as a vegan appetizer for a New Year’s Eve or game day party. This sauce is delicious drizzled on top of tacos or

Lemon And Herb Sauce

A piece of fish smothered in a green sauce.

If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious sauce to add flavor to your meals, this lemon and herb sauce is one to try. This flavorful sauce is paleo diet friendly, low carb, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free.  This sauce is delicious on fish and other seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, or tofu. You can also drizzle

Apple Pie Chia Jam (Refined Sugar-Free)

A glass jar filled with jam next to a lid.

This refined sugar-free apple pie chia jam tastes just like apple pie in a jar. This jam is full of warm spices and the chia seeds give it a delightful texture plus plenty of extra nutritional value. Main Ingredients I used half granny smith and half golden delicious apples in this recipe because my sister

Paleo Ketchup Recipe

A white plate with french fries and some ketchup.

This homemade, paleo ketchup recipe has the right balance of salty, sweet, tangy, and savory flavors. It’s perfect for dipping French fries, sweet potato fries, or anywhere else you like to use ketchup. This ketchup is easy to make and takes just a couple of minutes to prepare. You can store it in the fridge