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.

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!

Sweet and Spicy Baby Pepper and Coconut Curry

1/2 lb fire roasted red, orange, yellow baby bell peppers, diced
1 lb broiled roma tomatoes, peeled
3 broiled sweet corn cobs
1/3 cup sauvigion blanc
2 tbl olive oil
1/2 can coconut milk
3 cloves sliced garlic
1 tbl diced jalapeno/serrano mix
3 chili de arbol, seeds discarded, broken up into small pieces
1/2 cup dry white rice
1 can pinto beans
1 tsp each turmeric, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, crushed pepper flakes, salt, black pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Move an oven rack to a slot two below the closest to the top of the oven. Add tomatoes to a sheet pan. Put shucked corn directly on oven rack. Roast tomatoes and corn at 400 F for 10 minutes. Switch to low broil and let cook 5 more minutes. Remove tomatoes from oven. Switch to high broil and continue cooking corn another 10 minutes.

Peel tomatoes skins with a tongs. The skin should come away easily. Reserve.

Roast peppers directly over the flame of one of your stove top burners. I removed the grill and rested the peppers right on the center of the burner. Turn occasionally for even charring.

Add peeled tomatoes to a large sauce pan. Add tomato skins too. Add peppers, garlic, oil, wine, chili de arbol, jalapeno/serrano, salt, pepper and enough water to fill a 3 quart sauce pan halfway.

Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Add coconut milk Break up tomatoes with a spoon. Add corn cobs and more water if needed to fill sauce pan to half full again.

Simmer 10 more minutes.

Add rice. Stir to distribute evenly. Cover pan and continue simmering until rice is cooked through. Add beans. Turn off heat. Leave pan on burner. Add remaining spices and more salt and pepper if desired. Cover  again and let sit 5 minutes.

Enjoy immediately.