13 Sauces and Condiments to Help You Get Through January

January  2, 2015

It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.

Today: We’re taking our holiday cookies off the kitchen counter and replacing them with 13 savory favorites to reboot our post-holiday taste buds.

The holiday season is officially over. Whether that makes you breathe a sigh of relief or mourn the spot on your wall where your advent calendar once hung, we could all probably benefit from fewer cookies and more greens in our diet.

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To help make the transition smoother, here are some resolution-friendly favorites that will make even the biggest holiday sweets addict rekindle their love of savory. Armed with a refrigerator full of spice mixes and vegetable spreads to help bring holiday leftovers back to life, you'll forget about those cookies altogether (until dessert, of course).

Curry Paste by petitbleu

Homemade Curry Paste


Green Goddess Dressing by Brette Warshaw


Buttermilk Ranch in a Jar by Tara O’Brady

Buttermilk Ranch in a Jar


Ponzu Sauce by Love and Lemons

Ponzu Sauce


Taramasalata by Eva Kosmas Flores



All-Natural Barbecue Sauce by PhoebeLapine

Barbeque Sauce


Coconut Chutney by A Brown Table

Coconut Chutney


Vegan Cheese by McKel Hill

Vegan Cheese


Pickled Mustard Seeds by angela brown

Pickled Mustard Seeds


Dukkah by Love and Lemons



Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce by PhoebeLapine

Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce


Homemade Sriracha by Carey Nershi

Homemade Sriracha


Mustard from Scratch by molly yeh

Homemade Mustard

What savory post-holiday meals are you planning on making? Tell us in the comments below!  

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