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Homemade Hot Sauce! Mild kiwi, tomatillo, green chili, jalepeño. Spicy hot carrot, tomato, red chili, scotch bonnet, habanero.

Homemade Hot Sauce!, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

These are super easy and quick to make so don’t worry about having time to do it if you want to make them for this weekend. My goal was to make a couple hot sauces (a mild and a hot) with good flavor. It’s easy to make a hot sauce that burns, but it takes a little figuring out to get some nice flavor to shine through in there as well. Accomplished it!
We’ve got two recipes here:
1. A mild hot sauce comprised of green chili, poblano, serrano and jalepeño peppers for heat and tomatillo and kiwi as nice cooling agents.
2. A spicy hot sauce made from red chili, scotch bonnet and habanero peppers, with carrot and tomato as the nice savory base.

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The Honest Fare Apron Collection. Happy to announce Honest Fare aprons in the shop now! 100% cotton, made in the USA.

The Honest Fare Apron Collection., Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

Surprise, surprise my friends! Honest Fare has undergone a slight redesign to freshen things up a little. But, in even more exciting news is the launch of the Honest Fare Apron Collection and online shop, just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Magical Celery Bisque (vegan)

Magical Celery Bisque (vegan), Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

I find it amazing how a bisque can transform the most meager of ingredients into a bowl of decadence. Take celery, for instance. Not everyone’s favorite star ingredient, nor is it exactly hailed for it’s deep and rich flavor, but let the bisque work it’s magic and you might change your mind about things.

Unfortunately, bisque usually implies butter and cream – which is partly what makes them so delicious, but also the reason they’re not that great for you and tend to be pretty heavy. Vegan bisques are better I guess, but a lot of those use a ton of vegetable oil or fake non-dairy cream stuff as a substitute, which isn’t not particularly nutritious either. I find the fake dairy stuff oily and weird anyway. The point being, bisques are as fattening as they are delicious and I just can’t get passed that. Enter Silken Tofu as our rich and creamy substitute that’s actually loaded with protein and we’ve got a truly magical bisque here…

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Sending you some love this Valentine’s Day Chocolate ‘Lovanadas’ Recipe & Giveaways!

Sending you some love this Valentine’s Day, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

This special Valentine’s Day post is for all my sweethearts out there who show me love by following this blog. You’re all getting a chance to have some amazing artisan chocolate delivered to you on Valentine’s Day. Three of you will win! And let’s also talk about this recipe for the lovely heart-shaped empanadas filled with cinnamon chocolate lava that I’m calling ‘lovanadas’.

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Raw Brussels & Avocado Salad in Tarragon Dressing.

Raw Brussels & Avocado Salad in Tarragon Dressing., Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

These sweet mini cabbages are great eaten raw – extra crunchy and refreshing. And separating the leaves is not only beautiful, but makes them perfect little cradles for dressing and all the other good stuff in this salad. That good stuff being avocado, goat cheese, apple, pepita seeds and a bright tarragon dressing.

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Super Berry Scones (Whole Wheat & Greek Yogurt) Plus an exclusive discount code for ordering organic super berries!

Super Berry Scones (Whole Wheat & Greek Yogurt), Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

Our star ingredient in these “super berry scones” is the golden berry or golden cherry a new super berry I’ve recently discovered that’s rich in phosphorous, calcium, and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6, B12 and protein. Yes, protein! For a fruit, golden berries are extremely high in protein (16%). The Greek yogurt and nuts add some additional protein here as well. And in an effort to make the healthiest scone on earth, of course I used whole-wheat flour and coconut oil instead of butter…

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Hearty Veggie Tacos

Hearty Veggie Tacos, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

They’re so perfect for right now. Hearty veggies in beautiful fall colors. Sweet potato, acorn squash, green beans, Portobello mushrooms, onions, parsley and alfalfa sprouts for some crunch. I just roasted the mushrooms, onions and green beans in a cast iron pan with some garlic and parsley, salt and pepper. The sweet potato is straight up, but the acorn squash was brushed with cumin, thyme, chili powder, cayenne pepper, coconut oil and honey. Instead of cilantro, I went with parsley because if felt more fitting here.

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Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail: Sage and Peppercorn Old Fashioned

Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail:  Sage and  Peppercorn Old Fashioned, Honest Fare by Gabrielle Arnold

I can think of a hundred reasons why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. But I’m not going to get into all that now because, let’s face it, we’re all too preoccupied planning or thanksgiving menus. There’s always so much to do! Maybe you need a little something to take the edge off? Might I suggest this Sage & Peppercorn infused Old Fashion? It’s a take on your classic Old Fashioned cocktail, a la Thanksgiving. Gorgeous on your table and the perfect flavors to match any thanksgiving feast.

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