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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Naturally Fermented Vegetables

Number one condiment? Most Americans say ketchup …or ranch, maybe salsa or guacamole if they live in the southwest.  For me, it is fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut, kimchi, or naturally fermented vegetables. This one company from Ohio makes an extreme garlic variety that is so on-point that it is hard to eat anything else. For cost…

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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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