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Raw Ketchup and BBQ Sauce– Cheeseburger Week (#2)

Oh boy… How fun was yesterday’s? Okay, not really that fun since we only covered Pickles… but no fear – the upcoming recipes will blow your socks off! If burgers18you forgot…we still have….

Cooked & Raw Fries  

Cheese Slices

Almost Raw – Potato Salad

Raw Bacon

Burgers & Fixins

Today I have two scrumptious, to-LIVE-for sauces that spruce up a burger or fries and make any burger occasion a date. Shall we begin?

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Raw Vegan Ketchup:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cup Diced Tomatoes

3 Tbsp Dates (pitted)

1/4 Cup Oil

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes

Directions:

1) In a high-speed blender, combine all until smooth. Using a spatula, spoon into a dish, sprinkle some herbs on top and serve!

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Growing up, I lived off of ketchup… This one’s competition in my opinion.

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Second, what ‘Bac-un’ Cheeseburger gathering is complete without a BBQ Sauce?

Raw Vegan BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes

4 Medjool Dates

2 Tbsp minced herbs (I used fresh Thyme and Oregano)

1 1/2 tsp Apple CIder Vinegar

1/2 tsp Mustard Seed

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Chopped Tomatoes

1/4 tsp Cayenne

**My additions: BBQ Seasoning (all vegan), Paprika, and lemon juice**

Directions:

1) In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Using a spatula, spoon into a bowl, sprinkle some fresh herbs on top and serve!

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I put some fresh Thyme, picked right off the bush, on this creation. Yum, yum, yum.

Really, when you think about it, it’s the sauce that makes people want to eat most food. Meat, Chicken, etc… are actually really bland food options. Why not get quality plant-based protein, anti-oxidants, and tons of nutrients…and still make it taste delicious!?

Tomorrow… Raw Vegan Cheese Slices. Yeah, that’s right.

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Enliven your Life with Fruits and Vegetables!

XOXO Mandy