Dijon Horseradish Sauce

I was just looking to create a sauce for roasted potatoes and broccoli to jazz them up a bit. Some kind of potato salad twist type thing.

I landed on a mustard based sauce since I had a fresh bottle of dijon. You know what they say, use what you have. That advice applies now more than ever, under current circumstances.

This is super easy to put together. Whisk together a few ingredients and you're all set. Keep those potatoes moist and delicious. A lighter, fresher variation on classic potato salad. And, of course, vegan.

Ingredients
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls hot sauce
1 tbl horseradish
2 tsps salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsps turmeric
2 tbls olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.

Drizzle in the oil while whisking until a nice emulsion is formed.

I created this for roasted potatoes and broccoli, but this sauce has endless possibilities. It's tangy, spicy and a little bit creamy. Go nuts with it!


Harissa

I've discovered a new best thing ever! I thought that I knew all the awesome foods that I needed to know. I was wrong. Way wrong. You haven't lived until you've had some harissa. This stuff is criminally awesome.

I'd heard of harissa before thanks to food network tv and shows like Chopped and Next Food Network Star. But that just goes to show you. You can hear about a food and have it described to you and still not understand at all what it's really like. Alton Brown on his former show Good Eats was really good at conveying how an unknown food would taste, but most food network shows and stars don't have such a wonderful knack.

Harissa had been mentioned, but never made to sound as enticing and spectacular as it actually is in real life. I'd never thought much about it at all until I received it as a birthday gift.

Stonewall Kitchens harissa is sooooo gooood. Sooo Gooood!. I cannot add enough vowels to explain how delicious this stuff tastes. They're always going on about sriacha, which is really good, but they need to start informing the world about harissa,, because it is equally as incredible.

I got the bottle on Sept 14 and by Sept 19 there's only a third of it left. It's the bomb. And it's low fat and low calorie. Main ingredient is red bell peppers. It's sweet, spicy and delicious.

On the bottle it's referred to as Tunisian hot sauce. I don't get a lot of heat from it, but I do get a ton of awesome flavor. This stuff... where was it hiding all my life. I though I'd hit the jackpot when I found hummus. Harissa is more awesome yet.

If you haven't already done so, you've got to try this stuff.

Put it on salads, soups, sandwiches, eat it straight up. This amazing condiment can do no wrong!