I had my first @whole30 #nsv on day 2: making my own compliant BBQ sauce! And also, being reminded that I love to cook, and it’s not a chore, but an adventure to try new recipes. 🎉 .
I planned to make BBQ chicken sliders from the #whole30fastandeasy cookbook, but had no idea where to find compliant BBQ sauce. I began my search on Amazon Prime Now, regular Amazon Prime, searched Tessemae’s website for an option that could get to me ASAP, looked up where to find Tessemae’s in my area, and then went to the suggested Whole Foods in search of the sauce. I struck out in the refrigerated section, and then found a section of sauces (some of which gave the appearance that they wouldn’t have added sugar or other non compliant ingredients) and spent 20+ minutes reading the labels of every single bbq sauce. Decided to make my own, found a recipe from @tasteslovely, got the proper ingredients instead and voila! 👏 .
When life gets busy/stressful for me, it’s so easy to give up on cooking real food for myself and just order in. This was a reminder that I can make anything I want with the right ingredients and a good recipe 😍