Dairy Free Cheese

This “cheese” is almost better than the real thing. It is delicious spread on crackers or rolled up in sliced ham for a quick a lunch. This spread is created from cashews that have been soaked in water overnight to make them soft. Whirred in the Vitamix or blender to create a puree with some…

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Homemade Hot Sauce

3-4 chilies, any variety, stems removed, each cut into thirds 2 carrot sticks, diced 1 T. butter 1/2 c. basil leaves 1 c. water 3-4 cloves garlic, grated 2 tsp. sea salt 1 c. distilled white vinegar In a medium sauce pan, over medium-low heat, melt butter.  Add carrot and a pinch of sea salt,…

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Stacey’s Salad Dressing

Over the years, I have acquired certain tips from good cooks to hone my own skills in the kitchen.  From my dad, I learned that the best salad dressings, are the ones you make yourself.  He always makes his own salad dressing, one reason is: he can control the ingredients that go into it.  His…

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Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

An alternative and equally delicious option for this pesto: replace cilantro in the recipe with an equal amount of another herb like basil, parsley, arugula or a combination of these. 6 c. cilantro, woody/tough stems removed, lightly packed into blender 1 c. walnuts 1 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 T.…

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Asian Ginger Salad Dressing

2 T. raw sugar or 1 T. honey 1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar 1 T. rice wine vinegar 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 3-4 T. Braggs Amino Acids 1 tsp. dijon mustard 1 T. ketchup 1 garlic clove grated 3 inches grated ginger root pinch of red pepper flakes Whisk ingredients until sugar…

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Guac

1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed 1 clove garlic put through a garlic press or grated 1 thin slice yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 T) 1 T. chopped cilantro half of a lime, juiced sea salt to taste To get the avocado out of the skin, take the tip of a knife and…

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