How Mama’s Fire Got Its Name

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Jesse here once again.  Today, I thought to share with you my readers the story of how Mama’s Fire got its name.  We must go back six years to the days when my wife was pregnant with my son.  I had just learned how to make Tibetan hot sauce (another good story for another time).  I loved it!

I had Tibetan hot sauce at my disposal all the time and so of course, I put it in everything.  Spaghetti sauce, stir fries, stews, eggs, I mean everything.  It should also be noted that at that time I was the cook of the house.  There was not a dish that I did not put the sauce in, not just some sauce, a lot of sauce.

My wife being pregnant, she had indigestion all the time.  Needless to say, the spicy food did not help her dilemma.  One day she got so mad at me, she yelled (my wife is not one to yell), “My guts are all pushed up into my throat, you have to stop using the sauce, it hurts!”  I asked her tonight about that time and she is still angry about it.  I was kind of a jerk or as Trungpa Rinpoche said “men are stupid and woman are crazy”  I think here I strayed into the men are stupid area, but I loved the sauce, and I guess I really just didn’t understand why she didn’t.  I am certainly a silly man who did not grasp the pain I was causing her, for that I am sorry.  But, it makes me smile inside everyday when I see her using the sauce.   My sons gift of discomfort along with Green Tara’s influence (it is her mantra blessing I say over the sauce) is how the sauce got its name – Mama’s Fire.


Hot Sauce Happenings

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Jesse here, the founder and creator of Sacred Works Project and Mama’s Fire Gourmet Sauces.  I am writing to share the story of Mama’s Fire with all of you wonderful readers who enjoy cooking with our sauce.  The images I have posted with our first blog post are the creations of the head chef of  Venti’s cafe.

Tibetan BBQ Beef and Tibetan BBQ Pork

He makes both a BBQ beef and BBQ pork with the Mama’s Fire Tibetan BBQ sauce.  What a joy to go into a restaurant and have such a beautiful and tasty dish created with a sauce that I once made in my own kitchen.  Really good and healthy eats.  I was honored to partake of his creations.  He put apples into the BBQ sauce, the sweet and hot together over the rice was really good.

Check the dishes out close up.

We now can be found at venti’s cafe and 32 Whole Foods Markets in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Oregon, Washington and I cannot even begin to describe the feelings of excitement (like a little kid at Disney Land, jumping with joy almost does it), at seeing my sauce on those shelves.

I tried something new with the hot sauce recently, I would love to share with you all.  For a healthy easy snack spread peanut butter on a rice cake, then spread a quarter teaspoonful of hot sauce into the peanut butter.  The hot sauce adds the warmth of ginger, garlic and onions to the peanut butter and the anise gives the snack a fantastic Asian flare.  You can top it with sesame seeds like they did on the Vegan mouse blog.

Tibetan Peanut butter rice cake

This is good eating!

Well thank you all for your love of the sauce.  I love it myself and find great joy in sharing all the ideas and stories.  I can’t wait to hear your recipe ideas and stories as you try cooking with Mama’s Fire Tibetan hot sauce and BBQ sauce.

Sacred ingredients…Enlightened taste