Can’t Quit the Sauce

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The Husband offered to go grocery shopping solo yesterday afternoon (we usually shop together), and I jumped at the chance.  I had so much work to do!  So, I left him a shopping list.


Do you see what I see?


Mmmm Sauce!


The Husband may very well be sick of the Sauce (and heck, maybe you are, too) but I, for one, AM NOT!  Love me some Mmmm Sauce.


We had it on dinner last night…


Quinoa with zuchinni, carrots, and faux meat sausage, plus a ridiculous amount of the Sauce.


And I had some more with breakfast.  Oh, Mmmm.  I can’t quit you.


Eggs, toast, Mmmm Sauce, and berries. 


Well, here’s to another day of writing.  I think it’s time to move coffee shops.  The employees have noticed that I’m the one who leaves all the little Operation Beautiful notes, I think!  I’ve been outted!



What blogland recipe can you simply not get enough of?



  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 4, 2011, 8:44 am

    I love making smoothies with spinach these days … and I got the idea from a few different blogs. 🙂

  • Jenny @ Best Jenny Ever August 4, 2011, 8:53 am

    Right now I’m obsessed with the oatmeal muffins from 101 Cookbooks, so much so that I’m making another of her recipes for dinner tonight — Maple Grilled Tempeh

    • bakingnbooks August 4, 2011, 9:35 am

      Oatmeal muffins!? Thanks for the tip – going to check those out 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) August 4, 2011, 8:54 am

    Girl! You have an addiction. 😉 It’s okay, because I love Mmm Sauce too. 😉

  • Kelly August 4, 2011, 8:57 am

    Believe it or not I still haven’t tried the Mmm sauce yet, but I am going to try Mama Pea’s yukon gold and white bean burgers tonight and I am pretty excited about it!

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 4, 2011, 8:59 am

    I need to make some MMMM sauce!

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries August 4, 2011, 9:02 am

    I can’t get enough of overnight oats! I would’ve never thought of that on my own because I normally am not an oatmeal fan. I’m obsessed…overnight oats + peanut butter + jelly + banana. It’s like dessert for breakfast!

    • Tricia August 4, 2011, 9:41 am

      Agree! Love Overnight Oats! The jar just makes it sooo yummy 🙂

    • Jenny @ Best Jenny Ever August 4, 2011, 11:00 am

      It’s weird – I don’t like the texture of overnight oats, but blending them into a smoothie in a bowl works for me. I have no idea why.

  • Amy August 4, 2011, 9:03 am

    What do you think would happen if you left out the nutritional yeast? Not feeling like a trip to the store….

    • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 9:19 am

      No, it definitely would not work with the yeast 🙁

  • Khushboo August 4, 2011, 9:09 am

    I am obsessed with xanthan gum- blogland find for sure! My smoothies are like ice cream!!

  • Mama Pea August 4, 2011, 9:12 am

    So every little bit of this post speaks to me…from the Mmmm to tne notes. You rock my world like a big jar of Mmmm sauce.

  • Parita @ myinnershakti August 4, 2011, 9:16 am

    I absolutely love Chocolate Covered Katie’s Cookie Dough Boatmeal – soooo good! I also love the Gina’s (Fitnessista)cookie dough protein cereal. YUM!

  • Ambre August 4, 2011, 9:21 am

    I still have not tried the Mmmm sauce :-/ I’m so behind. LOL I need to! What section of a grocery store would they have the nutritional yeast?

    • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 11:39 am

      Bulk foods, usually. But only at specialty health grocery stores.

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 4, 2011, 9:28 am

    Even though they aren’t really “recipes” per se, I’ve been LOVING Green Monsters and Overnight Oats lately. They are my weekday breakfasts!
    Speaking of Mama Pea’s recipes, I’m still obsessed with her dough balls. The sugar cookies ones are my favorites! 😀

  • Jennifer August 4, 2011, 9:31 am

    I made the Mmm Sauce this past weekend…I’m with ya, can’t and don’t want to quit the sauce. That stuff is like crack! (not that I know what crack is like, but you know). What all do you put it on? I see grains and eggs, anything else.

    • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 11:40 am

      Hmmm and hummus sandwiches! They are really yummy with Mmm Sauce!

  • Kelly August 4, 2011, 9:32 am

    I love that note in the diaper changing table. If I was a busy mom and needed to use that table that would make my day!

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 4, 2011, 9:34 am

    I’m with you on the Mmmm Sauce!! I try to make it only every other week… otherwise, it just gets a little ridiculous, honestly. 🙂


  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing August 4, 2011, 9:36 am

    *Still* need to try the Mmmm sauce! I’m worried I’ll be addicted but…it will be a good addiction, I’m sure 😉

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged August 4, 2011, 9:36 am

    I’ve been downing chocolate avocado mousse from Averie’s blog like crazy lately!

    That, and I’ve been smothering practically everything in my own recipe for vegan cheese sauce. I may or may not even lick it off my fingers, hehe.

  • Selena August 4, 2011, 9:38 am

    Overnight oats…a few times a week for about 4 months now. Yum.

    I made the mmm sauce and I can’t say it was such a big hit at my house. The girls didn’t like it and I just liked it ok. It was better stirred into the bowl of quinoa, zuch, squash, chick peas and carrots than just on top or dipped though. Now, what to do with all of the nutritional yeast I have??

    • faith August 4, 2011, 10:58 am

      Sprinkle it on popcorn!

      • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 11:40 am

        Mail it to me?

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg August 4, 2011, 9:43 am

    I love OSG’s vegan alfredo — it is so delicious and we have it a few times per month. We also love Love Veggies and Yoga’s chocolate avocado mousse. That stuff is amazing.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 4, 2011, 9:43 am

    I STILL haven’t tried the Mmmm sauce but it’s next on my list!! Right now, I’ve just been throwing a whole bunch of veggies, grains, and various dressing creations into bowls, and so far they’ve all tasted great! There are some recipes that I’m dying to try from the blogland though, like the oil-free pesto that Angela from Oh She Glows posted today!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 4, 2011, 9:43 am

    I *really* need to get my bottom moving and make the Mmm sauce. My favorite blog world recipe has been Paige’s protein cookie bowls.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 4, 2011, 9:50 am

    I started making egg sandwiches on a GF english muffin with sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and fresh basil with garlic hummus. I sometime eat this for breakfast and lunch. They are just so good.

    Also I can’t get enough of wearing my sunglasses as a headband. I don’t want to put them on my eyes sometimes because I love the way they look on my head.

  • Heather August 4, 2011, 9:54 am

    One of the recipes I regularly make now is the almond butter-chili powder sauce over veggies.

  • Freya August 4, 2011, 10:01 am

    Haha you sure love that sauce!
    I’m obsessed with Green Monsters, and recently carrot-banana smoothies, which I saw on Choosing Raw. OH so good. I guess overnight oats is a blog-world recipe I found..and I love that 🙂

  • Rachel August 4, 2011, 10:05 am

    OSG creamy avocado pasta sauce! SO good, especially with all of the fresh herbs growing in my garden at the moment.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) August 4, 2011, 10:06 am

    Poor husband, his wife is back on the sauce. 🙂 I still haven’t tried Mmmmm sauce, but I’m sure it’s everything you all claim it to be!

  • Summer August 4, 2011, 10:10 am

    I’d have to say it’s a toss-up between Emily’s (Daily Garnish) black bean burgers and Jenna’s (EatLiveRun) channa masala.

    Question: I made mmmm sauce for the 1st time this week. And it’s good, but is it supposed to be a little chunky or does my food processor just suck?

    • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 11:42 am

      It’s suppose to be smooth. Try adding more water!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 4, 2011, 10:11 am

    That sauce looks really good! I love the recipe for banana soft serve.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 4, 2011, 10:12 am

    I love smoothies in a bowl!!!

    That sauce looks good 🙂

  • My Blonde Moments August 4, 2011, 10:16 am

    I really need to try the MMM sauce!! Where in the grocery store do you find the nutritional yeast? Will it be in just a regular store or should I try Whole Foods or something like that?

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 4, 2011, 10:19 am

    Hahaha! Outted…hilarious! 😀 Well, I for one love your notes 🙂
    Hmmm…it’s not really a recipe but I am loving butter on toast at the moment…Kerrygold Irish Butter. It is so divine! I haven’t had butter in about 10 years and I had it today and I am back on the butter train, lol! 😛

  • Jenn August 4, 2011, 10:20 am

    I hope that doesn’t mean they didn’t like your post its! Keep it going!! Operation Beautiful:)

  • Haleigh August 4, 2011, 10:42 am

    Still haven’t tried Mmm sauce… but, that’s because I can’t find any nutritional yeast in Germany. I guess I won’t know what I’m missing out on since I haven’t tried it yet 🙁

    • KY Pam August 4, 2011, 9:16 pm

      There are many websites that offer it for sale online! Order some….you’ll be glad you did!

    • BeeBee September 3, 2011, 8:18 am

      I have recently found a varient of nutritional yeast in the UK, here is it sold as Vegan Cheese called Cheezly.

      Hope this helps. I’ve made the MMM Sauce today with extra smoked paprika blended in.

  • Mary August 4, 2011, 11:05 am

    You and that Mmm sauce!

    You’re going to have Operation Beautifulized all of the coffee shops in the greater charlotte area if you keep it up! you may have to move counties! haha!

  • Kat August 4, 2011, 11:12 am

    mmmm sauce is so tasty! I am making the succotash quesadillas with nacho mmm sauce tonight – can’t wait! I also love Angela’s (OSG) tahini-lemon dressing – I have to make double batches and it barely lasts a week 🙂

  • Jennie August 4, 2011, 11:15 am

    Alright so I know most people are going with healthy stuff so let me break the chain… sometimes it’s good to cheat! 🙂

    BestFriendsForFrosting blog has THE most amazing cookie recipes, EVER! They give very specific instructions (since I’m a bit challenged in the kitchen at times) and they give step by step photos to go along with them! The M&M cookies I made with their recipe literally FLEW off the table at my daughter’s Baptism party last Sunday! That mom & daughter duo rocks … if you like to bake, check them out!

  • Ally August 4, 2011, 11:15 am

    I cannot get enough of Kath’s Dough Boy Smoothies, or overnight oats, or Ashley’s Buckwheat Bakes! I’m addicted! And I’m also kind of obsessed with Trader Joe’s Sunflower Butter. So good. But I think the thing that I’m obsessed with the most is…a sweet potato with tahini on top, courtesy of Heather Eats Almond Butter. Sounds weird. Tastes like heaven.

  • Veronica (Run Write Repeat) August 4, 2011, 11:29 am

    can’t get enough of smitten kitchen’s homemade granola bars! they’re a staple in my freezer… and stomach.

  • Kelly August 4, 2011, 11:43 am

    I made mmm sauce once and wasn’t impressed… but I used almond butter instead of almonds- do you think that made a difference?

    • CaitlinHTP August 4, 2011, 9:25 pm

      Hmmm I think so, depending on whether there was sugar added.

  • Ali August 4, 2011, 11:46 am

    I LOVE that you places the note on the changing table. Especially if a mom has had a bad day she will smile when she goes to change the stinky diaper 😉 Good one!!!

  • Sarah for Real August 4, 2011, 11:50 am

    Aaaaaaah I have to make the Mmmm sauce just to see what it’s like. Now that I’ve found a place that sells nutritional yeast I have no excuse!

  • Hillary August 4, 2011, 11:51 am

    I’m a big fan of overnight oats…and Mama Pea’s cookie dough balls! Talk about Mmmmmm!

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) August 4, 2011, 11:55 am

    I dunno if my nooch went bad but I only tried nooch once in another type of sauce and I had to spit it out. The rest went down the drain 🙁 I want to try MMM sauce but am afraid of the nutritional yeast.

    Anyone know how long it can keep in the cupboard?

    My favorite blog world eats are green smoothies (drinking one now) and Vegan overnight oats (for lunch!). Love them.

    • CaitlinHTP August 4, 2011, 9:24 pm

      I keep it for about a month, I don’t know when it begins to go off though.

  • Krista August 4, 2011, 12:03 pm

    I can’t get enough of Eat Live Run’s guacamole. It is so good!

  • Amber K August 4, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Wasn’t a fan of the Mmm sauce, but I really want to try the nacho version!!

    I can’t get enough green smoothies. In fact I’ve had one practically every single day for a few months now!

  • Shelley@MileHighHealthy August 4, 2011, 12:12 pm

    I finally tried the Mmmm sauce and loved it (maybe not as much as you though!!). I really liked it in a “lunch bowl” with quinoa, zucchini, shallot, chickpeas, spinach, and tomato…

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 4, 2011, 12:15 pm

    Overnight oats! I originally got the idea from Oh She Glows but it’s on so many blogs now.

    My version:

  • Mary (What's Cookin with Mary) August 4, 2011, 12:15 pm

    I made Jenna’s BBQ chickpea pizza last week and I think I may have to do a repeat!

  • Shelly @ August 4, 2011, 12:20 pm

    I just started on the ‘Sauce, and suspect it will become a staple in my rotation. My very first blog-food obsession, though, was Isa’s chickpea cutlets (vegan) from Post Punk Kitchen:

    They make awesome sandwiches! CC parm, CC BLT (with tempeh bacon), you name it! 🙂

    I make huge batches and freeze ’em. Soooooo good.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 4, 2011, 12:30 pm

    I looooove Jenna’s spicy black bean burgers!

  • Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots August 4, 2011, 12:34 pm

    I recently bought nutritional yeast so that I could make the sauce!

  • Crystal August 4, 2011, 12:42 pm

    I can’t get enough of this:

    I eat it with mmmm sauce, of course.

  • Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 4, 2011, 12:58 pm

    I have taken to pretzel rods and mmm sauce. I just can’t get enough.

  • Brittany August 4, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I made the Mmmm sauce and most of it went to waste. I just wasn’t as impressed as I thought I’d be. It seemed like an awful lot of ingredients for something that just tasted like curry…

    My current favorite is Kale chips! With shredded Parmesan cheese melted on top… so freaking delicious.

    • CaitlinHTP August 4, 2011, 9:24 pm

      Wah! Mail me your leftovers!

  • kim @ the crunchy kind August 4, 2011, 1:08 pm

    i’ve been obsessed with cookie dough balls lately, which i feel like everyone has blogged about. my most successful have been from the chic life – i’ve yet to try mama pea’s!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? August 4, 2011, 1:16 pm

    I just made mmm sauce for the first time the other night. Its amazing – I totally understand your obsession. I’ve been putting it on everything. It made for an amazing breakfast wrap this morning, and mixed with some vinegar, it was crazy good on salad last night.

  • Mary @ stylefyles August 4, 2011, 3:36 pm

    alright your continual endorsement of the mm sauce has officially made me curious. I think I’ll get over my intimidation (using ingredients and techniques I’m not used to) and give it a shot!

    • CaitlinHTP August 4, 2011, 9:23 pm

      you can do it!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch August 4, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I love that you left the Operation Beautiful note on the changing station! If I found one there when I went to change my daughter, it’d definitely make my day! On behalf of moms, thanks. 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 4, 2011, 9:22 pm

      <3 your welcome, beautiful mommy!

  • Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland August 4, 2011, 5:09 pm

    I’m obsessed with Angela’s (Oh She Glows)15 Minute Avocado Pasta. The sauce is sooo good! I even used it to make tuna salad and as a spread.

  • Shayla @ The Good Life August 4, 2011, 5:56 pm

    I first heard about overnight oats through the blogworld and I (finally!) just tried them a couple weeks ago and I am in love! I can’t believe it took me this to try it, so delish! I like them even better than regular oats 🙂

    And this isn’t a recipe, but I am loving whoever found xanthan gum and was genius to use it in smoothies…it takes the creaminess and thickness of your smoothie to a whole other level!

  • cj weaber @ August 4, 2011, 6:41 pm

    Oh man I love overnight oats in a jar…any version really, but it MUST have a big glob of nut butter. Right now I am loving sunflower butter!

  • Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun August 4, 2011, 8:30 pm

    Mmmm…that does sound good! I’m loving whipped oatmeal…I could eat it all day! With a big glob of cashew butter on top. Great, now I’m drooling!

  • Allison August 5, 2011, 9:44 am

    I love your vegetarian sloppy joes! I’m making them for lunch again today. Mmmmm

  • Lauren August 5, 2011, 10:45 am

    I am kind of obsessed with everything Ashley (edible perspective) makes. I’m afraid I’ll click on her page and a restraining order will pop up.
    I loooove buckwheat bakes (yet to try the savory one though), pumpkin spiced almond butter, and sweet potato black bean burgers. YUM.

  • Jolene ( August 7, 2011, 12:02 pm

    I cannot get enough of Angela’s pumpkin gingerbread with spiced buttercream. It is one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life, and anyone who tastes it wants to the recipe.

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