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Who doesn’t love a sauce? Whether it’s a salad or a grilled piece of chicken or fish, many of our meals can benefit from a tasty sauce to deliver a delicious burst of flavour. Having these four versatile and easy-to-make-ahead sauces on hand will help you add interest to simple meals in a convenient way.

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Tarragon Yogurt Dressing

Honey Habanero Hot Sauce

Spicy, slightly sweet, and not just for the brave. With just a hint of habanero, this not-too-hot sauce will be “new best friends” with eggs and potatoes. Make sure to use it to give tacos, soup, chili, or salad dressings a complex, fruity kick.

Ginger Miso Cashew Sauce

This sauce has enough heft to dress up cabbage or broccoli salads, or to be used as a dipping sauce for vegetables or meats. Ginger and miso lend bright zing and luscious umami flavour.

Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

A sweet sauce with punchy balsamic vinegar. Perfect over ice cream, yogurt, or cakes, it’s also magnificent drizzled over meats such as duck or pork, or as a condiment for cheese. Convert it to a dressing with a few tablespoons of olive oil and pair it with peppery arugula.

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