Sesame Fig Sauce for everything!

Ok ladies let’s cut straight to the quick, the secret isn’t in the sauce.
 
No. The secret IS the sauce!

 
Eating for hormonal balance means making vegetables the center of your meals. And if you eat enough veggies, you’re gonna get to the point where you need some sauce.
 
Sauce is the definition of sensual, and visa versa. (Don’t worry if this doesn’t make rational sense, FEEL it!)
 
One of my greatest pleasures is teaching people how to make super healthy food taste good. And the cheapest, quickest trick in my book is: top it with a great sauce.
 
A sauce you buy in the store is usually not made of real food and is full of processed ingredients. These will cause all sorts of hormonal havoc: sugar! MSG! vegetable oils! dyes! artificial flavorings! preservatives! gluten! And on and on and on…
 
And many of the go-to sauces you can make at home call for sugar, dairy, flour, corn starch etc…nutrient poor and calorie rich.
 
My specialty is sensuous sauces that are super easy to make, plus, nutrient rich, sauces that will make even the most tediously bland steamed veggies taste great and thrill your palate.
 
Here are some basics to have one hand to make a great sauce:
 
1. A good blender: the Nutribullet is my favorite economical blender, and the Blendtec or the Vitamix are my favorite high-end blenders. You do need a good blender to make a creamy sauce.

2. Have some nuts and seeds, or nut and seed butters on hand: tahini (sesame) and cashew butter are great to start with. And they are more nutrient rich than olive or other oils.
3. Fresh lemon, lime, or really good balsamic vinegar (no added sugars or colorings!)

4. Fresh garlic, scallions or chives

5. Fresh herbs

One of my all time favorite sauces is to take 1/2 cup of tahini, a couple of scallions, the juice of a lemon, and 1/2 tsp of sea salt and blend it with just enough water to make it your preferred thickness. Once it is blended you can add more salt or seasonings to suit you.

The sesame seeds (in tahini) and the figs are full of fiber, calcium and many other minerals and compounds that promote health and hormonal balance.

Since I am eating a ton of steamed veggies on the Extreme Radiance 10-day detox, I was craving for a new sauce, one without so much olive oil, but creamy with a touch of something sweet and tart.
Here is my latest sauce combining three of my favorite ingredients: sesame butter – called tahini, dried figs, and balsamic:

Sesame Fig Sauce
makes two cups and will last a week or more in the fridge

Tahini Fig Sauce Ingredients-blog1/2 cup tahini
1 1/4 cups water – more or less depending on the thickness you want
4-6 dried figs – around 1/3 cup, chop if your blender needs a little help
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Herbamare, or sea salt
1 clove garlic
  • Place all the above in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Taste, adjust seasonings as needed
Use as a dipping sauce with steamed or raw veg, as a topping for baked sweet potatoes, as a spread for wraps. Or, thin with a little water and use as a dressing for bitter greens like arugula or dandelion.

Katherine Miller

Katherine is the founder and CEO of Mbodied.com. As a holistic health coach and master whole-foods chef, she specializes in health mastery for women in their prime, freeing them to fuel the life they love, and make their mark in the world.