Starting Weight: 208 lbs
Current Weight: 166.8 lbs
I've been making my own hot sauce ever since I went raw vegan. I think my recipe is probably paleo. I buy dried peppers at my spice store... I buy a big bag of chiles de arbol, and a small bag of chipotles. I soak them both in filtered water overnight. In the morning, I pull the soaked peppers apart to remove the seeds (I don't worry about getting all of them, just most). Then I throw them all in the vitamix. I also throw in a clove or two of garlic, a couple or three dates, some vinegar (maybe 1/4 cup?), salt, and water (maybe a cup or two, depending how many peppers), and blend it all up. Take a tiny taste just to make sure you like the basic flavor, but know that it will take a couple of days for the whole flavor to come together.
Line a bowl with a double layer of cheesecloth (or nut milk bags work great too), and pour the blended concoction into it. Put on a pair of disposable gloves, and then just start massaging and squeezing the mixture until all of the hot sauce drips out into the bowl (discard the leftover pulp). Pour it into a bottle or jar, and throw into your fridge. The flavors seem to develop after about 2 days in the fridge, and the stuff lasts forever.
My husband will not eat any other hot sauce now.
That sounds awesome. o_o
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I mix Kerrygold with the Trader Joe's Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce. So good!
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