Category Archives: Sauces, Spreads, & Jams

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

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

Chocolate 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. It’s paleo diet friendly, vegan, refined sugar-free, and has a rich and 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 the

How to Make Date Paste (a Nutritious Refined Sugar-Free Sweetener)

A glass mason jar filled with date paste with a spoon.

Date paste is a delicious refined sugar-free sweetener, perfect for sweetening cakes, muffins, and other treats. Dates are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and provide a source of quick and convenient yet long lasting energy. Cooking and baking with date paste is an easy way to eliminate refined sugar while still satisfying a sweet

Plant-Based Mac and Cheese Sauce

A bowl of noodles smothered with plant-based mac and and cheese sauce with cupboards in the background.

This gluten-free plant-based mac and cheese sauce is pure comfort food and can be enjoyed by vegans and dairy lovers alike. It’s rich and creamy and I think it tastes even more delicious than traditional mac and cheese.  Main Ingredients The creaminess in this gluten-free dairy-free mac and cheese sauce recipe comes from cashews that

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

Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce (with Nutritional Yeast)

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

This vegan cashew 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 nachos.

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 flavour to your meals, this lemon and herb sauce is one to try. This flavourful 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

Homemade Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce (Refined Sugar-Free)

A bowl of noodles, chicken, and cabbage smothered in a red chili sauce.

I love sweet chili garlic sauce, but most of the store bought bottled varieties contain refined sugar, which I prefer to avoid. This refined sugar-free sweet chili garlic sauce is perfectly satisfying when you’re craving something sweet, sour, salty and spicy all at once. I love using this as a stir fry sauce, a dipping