Some sauce ideas

The classic vinaigrette: a teaspoon of mustard, a teaspoon of cider vinegar, three teaspoons of olive oil, a clove of crushed garlic, a handful of chopped parsley. Salt pepper.

For a salad of grated carrots or grated beets, on sliced fresh mushrooms, lemon juice, olive oil and a little garlic work wonders.

On a mesclun garnished with carrot strips and walnut kernels, a little mixture of sesame oil, lemon juice, garlic and soy sauce works very well.

For rice or pasta dishes (wholemeal!!!), here are some ideas for sauces

  • Virgin sauce:

For 4 people: Take 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes, add one or two cloves of garlic, sliced red onions, julienned spinach, sliced small mushrooms.

Quickly sauté them in olive oil and drizzle them with white wine or cider vinegar. Let evaporate, salt, pepper, and serve over rice or pasta of your choice, sprinkled with basil or chopped parsley.

  • Tomato salsa :

Chop two very ripe tomatoes, a small onion, a clove of garlic, a few basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil, simmer or not for a few minutes then pour over the pasta or rice of your choice.

  • Mushroom sauce :

Fry a minced clove of garlic in a little olive or sesame oil, add 400 g sliced fresh mushrooms and if you have some, some rehydrated and sliced dried mushrooms (ceps).

Add homemade chicken broth to cover and reduce by half.

Off the heat, you can add a good handful of chopped parsley and a drizzle of soy sauce.

  • My homemade chicken broth :

In a large pot, place a gutted free-range chicken, 3 stalks of celery, an onion studded with two cloves, two carrots, a white leek, two cloves of garlic in the skin, a finger of fresh ginger, a star star anise.

Cover with 3 liters of water, two teaspoons of coarse gray salt, a few black peppercorns and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered for a good hour. Remove the chicken, strain the juice then put it in the fridge to let the fat rise, solidify and

This chicken broth can be used in sauces but also to make soups and give them enough flavor without having to add butter or cream.