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When I was born we lived in a trailer park called Cadillac Estates that is mostly burned down now.  Today I am a vegetarian living in Los Angeles learning how to love vegetables.  

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Red Pepper Hot Sauce

Red Pepper Hot Sauce - Recipe

I LOVE Lebanese food. So. Much. When I still lived in Ohio, I went to visit some friends in Cleveland and they took me to this adorable restaurant that had amazing tapas and falafel. I jokingly said that if they ever opened a restaurant in Toledo, I would get a job there.

Well, sure enough a few years later they did open a restaurant in Toledo and so I asked if I could be a waitress. I already had a day job, but I just loved the food there so much I thought why not! It was a fun extra job to have and they wound up asking me to be an assistant manager after a few months.

When I was working there it was before I knew anything about cooking or food other than that I was at a point in my life where I enjoyed trying new things! I wish I had the sense to figure out the recipe for the hot sauce when I still worked there, but alas that isn't always how life works out.

This is my attempt at replicating the hot sauce that I love so very much. It's not exactly the same, but it it will get me through out here in LA until I can make it back to Ohio for a visit and to stock up on the real deal!


2 Red Peppers - Remove seeds and piths

1/2 small yellow (or white) onion

2 cloves garlic - peeled

4 oz jar of jalapenos and half juice (not tamed)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar


1. Add all ingredients to blender.

2. Pulse and add spices, salt, and pepper until desired flavor and texture is achieved.

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