I have been craving a creamy salad dressing lately, something flavored like traditional ranch dressing. Admittedly it has been so long since I have had real ranch dressing I am not sure I remember accurately what it tastes like, but nonetheless I am trying to recreate what I recall. I googled dairy free recipes but they all seemed to include something I couldn’t have like egg, garlic or vinegar, so I set out to make my own version. This was my first go at it and I think it came out really delish, so I decided to share it here. I may tweak it over time, as often happens with my recipes, but will add notes at the end if I make any changes.
1 cup coconut milk (I only use Golden Star*) 1 T fresh lemon or lime juice 2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T fresh dill 1 T fresh parsley 1 T fresh chives 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp sea salt, I like smoked 1 1/2 T freshly ground golden flax
Blend all ingredients at high speed until creamy and smooth. Chill in fridge for a few hours before using to let flavors meld and to allow the flax to thicken the dressing. This would also make a delicious dip for veggies. Going to try using it like that next!
*I prefer Golden Star as it contains only coconut and it is nice and white and thick and creamy.
Recently I have been trying to perfect growing microgreens ahead of our summer fallow season in Miami….too hot to grow much outside, but I still want something fresh and homegrown! I tried growing micros in soil…and it was, well, messy. I tried growing them on hemp mats and got all sorts of mold overgrowth…couldn’t get the amount of watering just right…overwatered some batches and some dried up. And THEN….I discovered Hamama micros on Instagram. This is an INGENIOUS and crazy simple system. It comes with Continue reading →
The other day I went to my fridge to pull the ingredients to make my weekly batch of Creamy Cauliflower Leek soup and lo and behold I was out of leeks! Not to fret. I subbed in turnips, tweaked a few other things and wow, the result was amazing. Voila! Another version is born. Here are the details if you want to give it a go.
Ok…so this is so simple it’s not even a recipe…but it is too good not to share. Just made pulled chicken in the Instant Pot and it was crazy quick and easy. Going to be a new regular for me and is a great addition to my freezer stash.
When I first suspected that histamine intolerance might be another piece of my wellness puzzle, it felt like yet another food restriction limiting my choices…but discovering how many things freeze well has been the silver lining! The freezer has now become a huge part of my food prep plan! Continue reading →
After I got my mom hooked on parchment paper, she came up with the idea for this one dish wonder. She often makes pork for my boys when we go to her house for dinner, and pork is just not my best friend…so she started making me my own special one dish meal..which has become a new favorite of mine. I am having fun playing around with lots of different versions Continue reading →