Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sweetened with dates, spiced with chipotle pepper, this 7-ingredient sauce will surprise and delight! You won’t find this recipe on the SweetShine blog…but you can find it, and other date sweetened recipes in my ebook: No Sugar Required! Or subscribe to the SweetShine newsletter to get recipes like this in your inbox! Advertisements

Cranberry-Date Sauce

No need to use sugar in your cranberry sauce this year! Dates are a wholesome and delicious replacement. Ingredients 5 -10 pitted dates** 1.5 cups orange juice 8 oz cranberries It’s best to let dates soak in the orange juice for at least 30 minutes to soften them. Blend dates and juice together. Put all … More Cranberry-Date Sauce

Raw Date Paste

So if you haven’t already gathered, my favorite alternative sweetner is dates.  They are super sweet, and when you blend them with water they make a perfect liquid-esque sweetner that is perfect for baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal, puddings…it’s one of my staples and SUPER easy to make.

Zucchini Hummus

2 zucchinis 1 clove of garlic 4 tb lemon juice 4 tb tahini butter paprika olive oil or water (optional) Blend all ingredients together, except paprika, in a food processor or blender until smooth.  Sprinkle paprika on top and serve.  May add olive oil or water for thinner consistency.