If any of you have maintained a blog for years, then you understand the realities of coming and going in your blog life due to literally anything else in the world. Although I have been in and out, I have (or at least tried to!) maintain my website with the long lasting goal of making […]
Salads are the easiest way to get in a ton of delicious veggies. They’re generally low in calories but high in so many essential nutrients among other awesome things, like protein, fiber, & antioxidants, depending on the ingredients you choose to use. Being so versatile and easy to put together, salads are the ultimate health food. And they […]
I’m sitting here on this gorgeous Saturday morning taking my first couple sips of hot coffee. If you’re a coffee lover like me, you know that bliss. There’s nothing like the smell and taste of hot coffee on a Saturday morning. But I had to travel all the way to Whole Foods in order to get […]
Perfection. Why is everyone always trying to be perfect? We all know it really doesn’t exist, because perfection lies in the eye of the beholder. You might think that statue is perfect, but he might think it’s flawed. I might think the weather is perfect, but you wish it were a bit cooler. Your definition […]
Vegan Ranch Dressing
- 8 tbsp mixture of raw cashews/sunflower seeds (a little more cashews than sunflower seeds though, like 6 tbsp cashews and 2 tbsp sunflower seeds)
- 6 tbsp vegan mayo
- 4 tbsp dairy free, unflavored milk (I use enriched, original, Rice milk)
- 4 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp onion power
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 – 1 tsp dill depending on your preferences (recommend fresh)
- Fresh chopped parsley, about a few tbsp (if you don’t have fresh, use 1/4 tsp of dried; but I recommend fresh!)
- 1/4 salt & pepper to taste
Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor except the fresh parsley (and dill if using fresh), and blend until smooth. *This recipe used to be for only one serving, but I adjusted it to make two. I no longer have to stop the blender frequently to scoop down the sides!
Remember I am still in the process of perfecting this recipe!! So please try it out and let me know of any recommendations you have.
My favorite salad mix using ranch dressing is mixed lettuce with romaine, shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onions, hemp seeds, and sometimes chopped celery, avocado, and croutons.
Last night I volunteered at an exclusive event called Conscious Bite Out in Wynwood, Miami. The event took place in an enchanting, modern spot called The Sacred Space Miami, with dimmed lights, tea candles and spider green flowers delicately placed everywhere. It really was such a gorgeous ambiance that fit the theme of the event. This four […]
Last week I watched a webinar about leaky gut with Dr. Josh Axe. It was super interesting (nutrition nerd alert), & I made sure to take notes in order to simplify this very interesting topic for you that I know everyone else is so curious about! 😉 First of all, what is leaky gut? Leaky gut is referred to […]
Healthy Recipe Ecstasy: Garlicky White Bean Pasta Faux-Fredo with Kale Pesto There comes a time every few weeks where veggies start to run out in the fridge. Instead of running out to the grocery store immediately, I get creative with the pantry, usually using “processed carbs,” such as pasta. Everyone loves pasta, right? I just make sure to […]
It’s about time I shared this amazing recipe. Some people don’t like the taste of tuna, this recipe is perfect for you. Some people want to cut back on their mercury intake (tuna is one of the highest seafoods in mercury), this recipe is perfect for you. Some people just love a good, healthy sandwich.. […]
Believe it or not, our bodies can synthesize all the fat it needs, and saturated, monounsaturated, and trans fat (including cholesterol) do not need to be consumed through the diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 are the only two which the body cannot synthesize and therefore they are considered essential fats. Technically, only one kind of omega-3 needs […]