Recipe- Gluten Free Savoury Magic Sauce…….. yeah thats right

a few weeks ago, we had sweet magic sauce. this week its savoury. Mainly cause I am a firm believer that you need sweet and savoury in your life. And also, because I really wanted something salty to eat.


1 large white onion, sliced 

3 bell peppers sliced (I used Red, Green and Yellow) 

1 cup spinach 

1/4 cup water 

2 cups Low Fat Cottage Cheese 

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp salt 

2 tbsp Vegan Margarine Spread 

Sauteing the pepper and onions with 1 tbsp of the margarine, salt and the honey until soft , then blend with the water, spinach and cottage cheese until smooth.

Then you are good to go!

Its an easy dip thats perfect for veggies and crackers. The entire thing is only 4 Weight Watchers Points, is Vegetarian friendly (make it vegan friendly by using Agave Syrup  and Vegan Sour Cream instead of Cottage Cheese and Honey) and its Gluten Free!!

Try it as substitute for sour cream on tacos, nachos, or pierogies… really with anything that you use sour cream in. I tried it as a new salad dressing and it was awesome, it would also make a great  filling for the BARWM Beggars Purse.

until next time

– be a river with me


Recipe- Beggars Purse ‘BARWM’ style

yes, BARWM is Be A River With Me, shortened.

when i first moved out West  I worked at a resort and they had this vegetarian entree called a baggers purse. It was this heavenly pocket of deliciousness…..

I have tried so hard to remember what was in it, but cant seem to remember all of the ingredients. I know it had sauteed onions and goat cheese in a golden brown Phylo Pastry. Other than that I just cant remember.

So…I made my own tonight, heres what you need for 2 grown up sized “purses”

Beggars Purses BARWM Style 

1 roll of pre-made crescent dough

1/2 cup mushrooms

1/4 cup spinach

1/2 cup cheese (your call on this one, I like Brie or Cheddar, make sure its something that melts nicely)

2 tbsp of cream cheese (I didn’t have any plain, so I used Philly Onion Chip Dip)

and a tea spoon of margarine or butter.

pre heat your oven to 35o and grease your pan

Take 2 triangles of the dough and make a square (pinch them together) then load on the stuff. I like going mushrooms, spinach, cheese and cream cheese. Than take 2 more pieces of the dough and top the base, pinch the sides, and make a “pocket”, rub a little margarine on top, peirce the top so some steam can get out, then repeat on the next one.

toss them in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

then your all set!

Ways To Jack’em Up:  Add ANY veggie you like! Satuee them if your feeling crazy, add a differnt kind of cheese or several different types of cheese, sub ranch dressing for cream cheese, add some meat (pre-cooked)

Like all the recipes i post here, have FUN with it. Add what you like! Cooking should be an adventure, not a chore. Try new things, new flavours, new methods, you never know when you’ll find that dish of that becomes your signature dish.

until next time

– be a river with me