I’m pretty sure everyone loves a good BBQ sauce!

This homemade recipe uses no processed sugar and really packs a punch of flavour – deep, sweet & savoury with just the right amount of spice.  In my soon-to-be-released e-cookbook, I’ll be sharing how to take this BBQ sauce recipe and some jack fruit to make the most incredible pulled pork alternative you’ve ever tasted! Join the mailing list here or join the Facebook and Instagram communities to be the first to know when new recipes, meditations, and other updates are released!

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  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup strained tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke



1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and sautee over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, until they become translucent and soft. A bit of browning is yummy.

2. Add the garlic, stir to distribute, and let cook for a minute or two, until it becomes very fragrant.

3. Add all of the spices:  the chilli powder, the garlic powder, the onion powder, celery seed, cayenne, black pepper, and salt – stir to coat the onion and garlic with all of the spices, making sure the spices are thoroughly saturated with all the oil.  Let this cook over medium heat for a minute or two – this activates all of the spices and develops amazing flavour!

4. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together all of the liquids:  the maple syrup, the balsamic vinegar, the tomato sauce, and the liquid smoke. Pour into the pot and stir the sauce thoroughly.

5. Let the sauce come to a very gentle bubble, reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 5-10 minutes.

6. Use immediately (hot, room temp, or cold) or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.