Thai Nam Prig Pao
from http://www.rawganique.com This is an all-purpose dip, sauce, and stir-frei base. Adapted from one of Touch's favorite condiments from his childhood in Thailand, Thai Nam Prig Pao is so versatile that you should always have some in the cupboard for that unexpected visit or the end of that tiring day when you just want to whip something up in a hurry and not doodle with complicated recipes in the kitchen. Works amazingly well as a dip for fresh, organic, garden-grown veggies as well as salad dressing for that exotic little tossed salad. As is, the Nam Prig Pao keeps a very long time, but mixed with fresh ingredients it must be used immediately; to make it flow better as a salad dressing, for example, add the juice of 1/2 lemon to a small portion but use it right away as it won't keep. Then stow the rest away for future times of "need". 2 cups raw organic olive oil or raw hemp seed oil or 1 cup of each oils 3 tsps fresh tamarind (paste works too) 2 tsps coriander seeds 1/4 cup sun dried tomatillos (you may omit this if not available) 1/8 cup sun dried tomatoes 4 medium-sized dates 1 tsp sun dried red hot pepper 2 sprigs rosemary 5 leaves sage 3 tsps Nama Shoyu, Miso, Miso Tamari, or Celtic Sea Salt 3 tsps raw organic tahini 6 pitted sun dried olives 1/2 tsp black peppercorns (optional) 1 clove garlic or 3 garlic flowers (optional) Blend all in a high speed blender such as the Champ HP3 (Linda's Note: VITAMIX) until creamy, careful not to let the mixture overheat. Enjoy!